Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka political parties prepare to hold May Day rallies
Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 11:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's political parties and affiliated trade unions are preparing to hold rallies to mark the May Day on 01st of May.

A majority of the political parties will hold their rallies in Colombo while the main opposition United National Party will hold its May Day rally in Ampara in the Eastern Province. Party's main trade union Jathika Sewa Sangamaya will join the rally, according to UNP media spokesman MP Gayantha Karunathilaka.

The ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) along with coalition partners National Freedom Front (NFF) and the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP), will hold its rally at the Campbell Park in Borella, Colombo. The procession will start at the Nelum Pokuna Theater near Vihara Maha Devi Park and proceed to the venue.

The Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna will start their procession from Dehiwala at 12 noon and proceed to BRC grounds where the rally will commence at 3 p.m.

The major Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will hold its May Day rally in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna, while the Democratic Party (DP) led by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka will hold their May Day rally at Pelawatte, Battaramulla at 4 p.m. following the procession which will commence at 1 p.m. from Rajagiriya.

Due to the numerous May Day rallies scheduled in the nation's capital Colombo, the Police urged the public to refrain from entering the city on May 01 except for essential needs.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian PM thanks Sri Lankan President for fishermen release
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to reduce prices of imported ric
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to return more LTTE-possessed gold jewellery to rightful owners in North
-- [5 hours ago]
Russia agrees to import fish products from Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
No LTTE 'Mahavir Day' celebrations allowed in Sri Lanka - Military Spokesman
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President calls on SAARC nations to join forces against external threats
-- [7 hours ago]
Another Sri Lanka ruling party MP joins opposition
UNP General Secretary will not crossover to government, pledges to support common candidate
MDMK leader celebrates Sri Lanka's slain terrorist leader's 60th birth anniversary
Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist group promotes racial and religious violence against minorities - UN report

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.