Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Events: Opposition political parties, civil society organizations, trade unions, and university students intend to march at 2 PM today (October 27) from Hyde Park (near Hilton Residences) toward the Fort area. About 10,000 people are expected to participate in this planned protest.
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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