Emergency Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

  • For medical emergencies, it is best to go directly to the nearest hospital. A list of hospitals in Colombo is available (PDF 124 KB).
  • To contact local police regarding an emergency from within Sri Lanka, dial 119. From outside Sri Lanka, dial 94-11-242-1111.
  • To contact the Colombo Fire Brigade, dial 110.