Parade Notice – February 02, 2017

This weekend the Colombo area will be faced with multiple road closures and delays due to the Independence Day parade and related activities.  The following areas will be affected:

  • The section of Galle Road extending from the Galle Face Roundabout to Old Parliament Roundabout will be closed to the public between 5 a.m. and 12 noon on Saturday.
  • From Kollupitiya junction towards Galle Face Roundabout, St. Michaels Roundabout towards Galle Face Roundabout as well as Rotunda Roundabout towards Galle Face will be limited between 7 a.m. and 12 noon on Saturday.
  • Movement at Ceramic junction, York Street, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Uttarananda Mawatha, and D.R Wijewardene Mawatha will also be limited on Saturday.

Below is a map showing adjusted traffic for Saturday, with timing annotations.  Please also anticipate unscheduled road closures and delays tomorrow, February 3, as rehearsals for the parade will be conducted at various times throughout the day.   As always, exercise caution near large groups and avoid any areas of demonstration or protest.