Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 8, 2022)

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: The U.S. Embassy is aware of the following planned demonstrations for tomorrow (Tuesday, August 9, 2022):

  • A group planning to protest near Fort Railway Station at 10:00 a.m.
  • A group of several thousand planning to march from Victoria Park to Independence Square at 3:00 p.m. The protest may cause congested roads in Colombo 07.

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.

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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