The Australian Government has authorised the voluntary departure of dependents of Australian High Commission employees in Colombo.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs noted that an islandwide Public Emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka and curfews may be imposed at short notice.
“Demonstrations are occurring throughout Colombo. Several violent incidents have taken place during large demonstrations. Avoid areas impacted by demonstrations. Carry relevant travel and identification documents with you at all times. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the media for updates,” the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs stated.