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Demonstration Alert: Colombo (Sri Lanka), Protest Near the U.S. Embassy on February 8 at 10:00am

South Central Asia > Sri Lanka > Colombo

Location: U.S. Embassy, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.

Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an expected demonstration of up to 150 participants on February 8 at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy, 210 Galle Road, Colombo 02.

Actions to Take: The Embassy reminds citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 249-8500 Phone
+94 077-725-6307 Phone (after hours)
colomboacs@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747or 202-501-4444