Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (May 9, 2022)

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Events: There are reports of clashes between pro- and anti- government demonstrators at Temple Trees ongoing on May 9, 2022. The U.S. Embassy has temporarily closed the entrances to the Embassy and the American Center.

U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid the protests.

Actions To Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the 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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