Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Events: Sri Lankans have announced plans via social media to hold a pro-government demonstration in the Galle Face area on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from approximately 12:00 PM. 800-1000 people are expected to participate in the demonstration.
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
+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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