There are several demonstrations ongoing around Colombo now.
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
There are several large demonstrations taking place throughout Colombo: (1) a demonstration at Victoria Park has approximately 2500 participants, (2) a demonstration is underway at Lipton Circus with 500-600 participants, and (3) a demonstration near Galle Face Green with 2000 participants. Additional demonstrations are gathering around the city: currently they appear small, but protests can grow in size rapidly.
U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid areas of large gatherings.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of rallies or demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77-725-8500 Phone
+94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
For Sri Lanka:
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