Demonstration Notice – January 19, 2017

The U.S. Embassy has received information that a protest march organized by the Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) has begun in the vicinity of Town Hall.  It is believed that 1,500 students will march towards Galle Road and attempt to march north to the Presidential Secretariat.  Police riot squads have been positioned along the march route, and it is possible that police will stop students if they attempt to march past the U.S. Embassy and Temple Trees. As always, the Embassy recommends avoiding the areas near any protest/parade.