Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (June 30, 2022)

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has announced plans to protest today (June 30, 2022) near Fort Railway Station (Colombo 01) at 3:00 PM.  Approximately 2,000 participants are expected.  This may cause traffic congestion in the area.

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.

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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