The UPFA has decided to hold the May Day Rally and parade in Colombo.
UPFA general Secretary Minister Susil Premajayanta told our news team
that the May Day Rally this time would be held with the participation of
all parties representing the Alliance.
The Minister also said that a final decision with regard to the
organisational matters including the May Day theme this time was
scheduled to be taken at the May Day Organising Committee meeting
Meanwhile TNA Leader R. Sambandan told our news team that a statement
would be made today or tomorrow as to whether the TNA would
participate or not participate in the May Day Rally that the UNP is
due to hold in Jaffna.
However the UNP Sajith Faction has organised to hold a May Day Rally
in Colombo disregarding the UNP Jaffna May Day Rally.
Political sources say that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa was
poised to make a special statement about this at a media briefing held
in Colombo today.
In addition a JVP spokesman said that its May Day Rally and parade
were scheduled to be held based in the Colombo City.