February 1, 2022
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Event: Road closures will be in place effective immediately through February 4 as the Sri Lankan government conducts rehearsals and the performance of the 74th National Independence Day celebration. Vehicular movement will be restricted from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and on February 4, restrictions will begin at 6 a.m. and remain in place much of the day. The Independence Day celebration will be held at Independence Square on February 4 and heavy traffic can be expected in and around the area.
Actions to Take:
- Maintain good situational awareness.
- Carry proper identification at all times.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Remember that large crowds come with risks.
Road Closures (street names and junctions listed below, map attached):
- Glass House Junction towards Nanda Motors
- Library Junction towards Glass House
- Library Junction towards Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (Green Path on map)
- 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.
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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