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

There are two demonstrations ongoing in Colombo now.

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka


There are two larger-scale demonstrations taking place in Colombo:  (1) 1,000-1,500 student protestors gathering at Colombo University in the vicinity of the UN office who plan to march to Temple Trees, and (2) a gathering of protestors in the area around Parliament.  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.

For Assistance: ​

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

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