Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens

The Embassy may be contacted for emergency-related inquiries 24-hours a day at 011-202-8500 and then follow the phone prompts.  If you are calling from outside Sri Lanka, please dial +94-11-202-8500.

  • Our regular business hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, excluding holidays. You can view the Embassy holiday list here.

The U.S. Embassy is able to provide assistance to U.S. citizens who are in urgent need of help with regard to deaths, illnesses, whereabouts of loved ones, destitution and other similar circumstances.

The Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State assists in cases of international parental abduction.