Demonstration Notice

June 8, 2016

The U.S. Embassy has received information regarding a planned march this morning from Independence Square to Kolpity Junction, then up to Galle Face Green passing the American Embassy and the American Center. Please avoid the areas of demonstrations 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.