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

February 14, 2022

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event: Approximately 1000-2000 health workers have gathered to conduct a demonstration towards the Presidential Secretariat, which is planned to last up to 3 hours. The march is occurring in the Colombo 2 area, beginning from the Fort Railway station towards the Presidential Secretariat.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Please avoid large gatherings.
  • Be cautious when traveling near rallies or demonstrations.
  • 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)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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