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

(February 2, 2021)  

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka    

Event: Due to the Sri Lanka Independence Day rehearsals and celebrations, multiple roads in Colombo will be subject to closures until Thursday February 4, 2021.

2-3 February: certain roads will be closed from 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM.  On 4 February roads will be closed from 04:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

Accordingly, the following roads are subject to closures:

  • Glass House Junction towards Nanda Motors
  • Library Junction towards Glass House
  • Library Junction towards Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (Green Path)
  • Dharmapala Mawatha towards F.R. Senanayake Mawatha
  • De Soyza roundabout towards C.W.W.Kannangara Mawatha
  • F.R. Senanayake Mawatha towards C.W.W.Kannangara Mawatha
  • Wijerama Mawatha towards C.W.W.Kannangara Mawatha through Rosmead Place
  • Wijerama Mawatha towards C.W.W.Kannangara Mawatha through Barnes Place
  • Horton Place towards Maitland Crescent through Wijerama Mawatha
  • Wijerama Mawatha towards Maitland Crescent through R. G. Senanayake Mawatha
  • Horton Place towards Horton Roundabout through Maitland Crescent
  • R. G. Senanayake Mawatha towards Maitland Crescent
  • Wijerama Mawatha towards Vidya Mawatha through Vidya Mawatha Junction
  • Vidya Mawatha towards Maitland Crescent
  • Bauddhaloka Mawatha (via R. F. P. Junction) towards Maitland Crescent
  • Bauddhaloka Mawatha (via Torrington Junction) towards Premakeerthi De Alwis Mawatha
  • Premakeerthi De Alwis Mawatha towards Independence Avenue
  • Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha towards Foundation Mawatha
  • Sri Lanka Foundation Institute towards Independence Square
  • Foundation Mawatha towards Independence Avenue
  • Entry to Maitland Crescent, Nanda Motors and Independence Avenue via Independence Roundabout. 

Actions to Take:   

  • Avoid the affected areas.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.