Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 5, 2018)

Location: Central Male, Maldives

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place from February 6 through February 15, 2018 as the president of the Maldives has declared a state of emergency until February 15.  Groups are expected to protest in central Male in response to emerging political developments.

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.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.


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