Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

There are three demonstrations planned for today (Tuesday, March 8):  two at 12:00 PM and one at 1:00 PM.

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka



  • The United National Party (UNP) will hold a demonstration at Parliament Circle on Sri Jayawardenapura Main Road, against the current economic crisis in Sri Lanka, at 12:00 PM.  200 participants are expected to attend.


  • The Women’s Front of JVP will hold a protest march, from Technical Junction (Colombo 10) to Fort Railway Station (Colombo 01), at 12:00 PM.  500 participants are expected to attend.


  • The Women’s Front of Peratugami Samajawadi Front will hold a demonstration at Lipton Circus (Colombo 07) at 1:00 PM.  300 participants are expected to attend.


U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.


Actions to Take: 


  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration or march.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


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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