Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Event: Civil Organizations announced plans for a protest today, August 11, 2023, starting at 2:30 PM. Approximately 1,000 participants are expected to gather at Lipton Circus and march to the Fort Railway Station via Technical junction.
Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid areas of rallies or 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
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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