May day Symbolizes victory of labour power: says President

Monday, 01 May 2017 - 8:23

In his May Day message , President Maithripala Sirisena stated that saluting the comrades of the working class celebrating the May Day all over the world, he is pleased to address the nation on International Workers’ Day which symbolizes the historic victory of the glorious power of human labour that defeated the superior structures of civilizations.

The president added that International Workers’ Day reminds us of the arduous path which workers have trodden, sacrificing blood, sweat and tears from an era where  iron-chained workers were considered as property to the present day when the employers and their employees are able to thrash out issues at a roundtable discussion.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his May Day message stated that International workers day celebrates a historic testimony of labour in all its dignity and sacrifice.

It unites the workers of the world, in acknowledging that the global economy is indeed empowered by the workers and their service.

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