The May Day rally organized by the Joint Opposition (JO) was held under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Lalith Athulathmudali grounds in Kirulapone.
May Day Procession of the JO commenced near Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita, since an interim injunction issued by the court prohibited the members to enter its premises.
At 3.00pm the procession arrived in Kirulapone.
Leaders of the JO including Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila, Tissa Witharana as well as former leader of the JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe also participated in the May Day rally.
A total of 40 MPs including Dallas Alahapperuma, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Mahinda-nanda Aluthgamage, C.B. Ratnayake, Bandula Gunawardena, Kumara Welgama, Prasanna Ranatunga and Pavithra Wanniarachchi were present in the rally.