67th anniversary celebrations of the UNP begins

Friday, 06 September 2013 - 13:22

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The 67th UNP anniversary is being held with the patronage of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Sirikotha party headquarters.

The United National Party was formed at the Colombo Farm Court on the 6th of September in 1946.

The party won the country’s first general election in 1947 and formed a government under the leadership of D.S. Senanayake.

The UNP also came to power in the years of 1952, 1960, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001.