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* Sri Lanka ruling party May Day rally in Colombo
Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 10:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the member parties will hold the party's May Day rally at Campbell Park in Colombo this year.

The rally which is themed as the "May Wave of Developing the Country" will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The SLFP and UPFA May Day parade will begin from the Nelum Pokuna Avenue at 12 noon on May 01, said a spokesman of the SLFP.

Parties of the UPFA, trade unions, youth and women's wings affiliated to the SLFP will participate in the parade.

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) will hold three rallies for May Day this year.

The main rally is scheduled to be held in Pita Kotte on the morning of May 1st while the rally to be held in Kurunegala will be a coalition meeting with the Vipakshaye Virodhaya, which will be attended by all parties in the opposition coalition.

The National Youth Front together with the National Estate Workers Union will organize a rally in Badulla.

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