Several May Day rallies and parades were organised throughout the island today
by leading political parties in lieu of international workers day.
A large crowd were witnessed at the United Peoples Freedom Alliance rally which commenced from the Campbelll grounds in Borella and later on converged at the Colombo Municipal grounds.
Alliance Rally draws large crowd.
The May Day rally of the UPFA which is held at the Colombo municipal council grounds commenced under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago.
This was Minister Dullas Alahapperuma delivering the welcome speech on behalf of those who had gathered.