Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that between 100-150 people are expected at a protest organized by the Socialist Youth Front in front of the Embassy today at approximately 4:00 pm.  The Embassy will monitor the situation as it develops and provide updates as necessary.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
Monitor local media for updates
Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 249-8500 Phone
+94 077-725-6307 Phone (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747or 202-501-4444