Demonstration Notice: Protest march at approximately 11:00 am at the Ayurveda Junction

July 26, 2016

The U.S. Embassy has received information of a planned protest march, scheduled to start at approximately 11:00 am at the Ayurveda Junction, Rajagiriya and then march to the Ministry of Finance on Lotus Road, Colombo 1. Please avoid the areas of the protest march and expect heavy police presence and traffic congestion.

We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Please exercise caution if in the vicinity of any demonstrations; monitor media coverage of local events; and be aware of surroundings at all times.