Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens

The Embassy may be contacted for emergency-related inquiries at 011-249-8686 during regular business hours:

Monday through Thursday:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Friday:  8:00AM to 12:00 PM

  • If you are a U.S. citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call the duty officer. If you are dialing from the United States, you may dial +94-11-249-8500.   If you are dialing from Sri Lanka, please dial 011-249-8500.
  • 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.