Over 20 May day rallies and processions organized by political parties and trade unions will be held in and around Colombo, Galle and other areas today commemorating the 127th International Workers Day.
Accordingly it is a specialty that this year the representatives of the UPFA led by SLFP have divided themselves into two May-rally groups.
The May Day rally organized by the UPFA led by the SLFP will be held in the Samanala grounds in Galle under the patronage of SLFP chairperson, President Maithreepala Sirisena under the theme, Mawubima wenuwen Wadabima.
The rally is to commence at 3.00pm today.
The May Day rally organized by the UNP is to take place today under the theme Kepa Karana Janathaawage Mai Dina Raliya at the Campbell grounds with the patronage of the party leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The May Day rally of the Joint opposition under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be held in the Lalith Athulathmudali grounds today.
The TNA May Day rally is to take place in the Ramanadan college grounds in Jaffna today under the patronage of opposition leader R. Sampanthan.
The JVP May Day Rally will take place at BRC grounds in Colombo today.