United States tell Americans to stay away from the Eastern Province

Mar 19 (IL) The US Embassy in Sri Lanka advises all American citizens in the east of Sri Lanka of ongoing violence, including politically motivated assassinations in that area. US citizens are advised to avoid political demonstrations that may occur in this area. Political activity and gatherings may well become the focus of violence in the area.

We urge American citizens in the region to exercise increased caution. We do not recommend that American Citizens work alone as individual volunteers in Eastern Sri Lanka at this time.

Americans working on relief projects in large groups are urged to register with the Embassy.

If you have an emergency, please contact us at colomboacs@state.gov or phone us at our daytime phone 2448007 and after hours at 2447035.