Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Events: Several groups have announced plans to form a human chain from Temple Trees to the Presidential Secretariat on Saturday (June 18) from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. This may cause congestion along Galle Road.
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 the 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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