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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka   Event:    Update: The road closures near the Secretariat, Galle Face Green, Shangri-La Residences, and Kollupitiya Junction have been removed.   Actions to Take:    Monitor local media for updates.   For Assistance: ​   U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka +94 77-725-8500 Phone +94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours) ColomboACS@state.gov   State Department ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka Event: Road closures are currently set up by the Military in several places in Colombo, including near the Secretariat, Galle Falle Green, and Kollupitiya Junction. Actions To Take: Monitor local media for updates.   For Assistance:   U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka +94 77-725-8500 Phone +94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours) ...
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Sri Lanka - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reissued with updates to civil unrest information. Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to fuel and medicine shortages. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to civil unrest.  Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism. Sri Lanka is experiencing shortages of fuel and cooking gas, as well as some medicines and essential food items, ...
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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (July 19, 2022)

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka   Events:    Student groups have announced plans to protest today (July 19, 2022) from 12:00 PM near Colombo University.  The group may move towards the Parliament complex.  Approximately 1000-1500 participants are expected.   Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Events:  The Acting President announced a curfew effective from 12 PM today (July 14) until 5 AM tomorrow (July 15) for the administrative district of Colombo.  Actions to Take:  Monitor local media for updates.  For Assistance: ​ U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka +94 77-725-8500 Phone +94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours) ColomboACS@state.gov State ...
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