The United States Embassy in Colombo has warned that a large demonstration is expected to take place at noon today, from the Fort Railway Station.
The Embassy issuing a Demonstration Alert said the group is expected to march, although their exact routing has not been determined.
The warning said additional road closures may be imposed near the Fort Railway Station, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face Green, and/or Temple Trees.
The Embassy said even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence and therefore urged US government personnel to avoid the area.
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.
Keep a low profile.
U.S. Embassy – Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77-725-8500 Phone
+94 77-725-6307 Phone (after hours)