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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 01,  Sri Lanka. Event: There currently is a student protest near the Presidential Secretariat. Police are responding and have reportedly used tear gas.  Portions of Lotus Road are closed. The Embassy reminds citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Actions to Take: Avoid ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Sri Lanka’s Makers and Innovators with Maker Fair

October 22, 2019:   Maker Fair 2019 drew more than 7,000 people to Colombo’s Trace Expert City and showcased aspiring inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs from across Sri Lanka,.  The event, hosted by the U.S. Embassy and the American Center, featured more than 60 exhibitors and presenters, 50 corporate and 11 university partners, and more than ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Culture of Innovation Among Sri Lankan Youth with Upcoming Maker Fair

The U.S. Embassy will bring together young inventors and innovators from across Sri Lanka at its second Maker Fair on October 20 at Trace Expert City.  This engineering-centered exhibition is free of charge and open to visitors of all ages.  It will include innovation workshops for youth and panel discussions led by leading tech experts ...
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Security Alert – Embassy Closure and Political Rally – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: U.S. Embassy and the vicinity of Galle Face Green, Colombo 01,  Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy will close to the public at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019 due to a large political rally scheduled to be held on Galle Face Green later that day. The Consular section will contact individuals with afternoon visa appointments ...
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