Today is International Labour Day otherwise known as May Day
Three main Mat Day Rallies and five May Day Marches will be held in Colombo today.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party May Day Rally will be held at the Colombo Municipal Council Grounds under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse.
The rally will be held under the theme “The Country Together”.
Chairman of the SLFP May Day Rally Organizing Committee Dallas Alahapperuma speaking to our news team stated that the May Day March will begin from Campbell Park in Borella at 1pm this afternoon.
The joint opposition May Day Rally led by the United National Party will be held in Jaffna.
Meanwhile, the JVP May Day Rally March will commence from the Sarankara Grounds in Dehiwela at 11am this morning.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva explained further.
Eight Leftist Parties including the Frontline Socialist Party will hold their first May Day Rally at Price Park in Colombo.
FSP Polit Bureau member Chameera Koswatte spoke to our news team about their rally.
Meanwhile, the Ceylon Workers Congress that represents the estate sector will hold their May Day Rally in Ginigathhena under the patronage of party Secretary Minister Arumugam Thondaman.
The National Labour Front led by P Digambaran will stage their May Day Rally in Nuwara Eliya.