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 mark May Day
Thu, May 1, 2014, 07:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main political parties held processions and rallies in capital Colombo and other main cities to mark the May Day, the international workers' day, today.

The ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) commenced its procession from the Nelum Pokuna theatre area in Colombo and marched to the Campbell Park in Borella.

Sri Lankan President and the leader of the party Mahinda Rajapaksa joined the procession at the Lipton Circus in Colombo and walked with the people.

The UPFA held its massive rally under the theme "safeguard the motherland and freedom" with the participation of a large number of ministers and parliamentarians.

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) May Day procession was led by acting party leader Karu Jayasuriya and the party held its May Day rally in Ampara town in the Eastern Province.

The Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) started their procession from Dehiwala and proceeded to the BRC grounds in Colombo where the party held its rally this afternoon.

The major Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) held its May Day rally in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna, while the Democratic Party (DP) led by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka held their May Day rally at Pelawatte, Battaramulla following a procession commenced at Rajagiriya.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters
-- [16 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President in a chat with opposition politicians
Sri Lanka police detain 37 asylum seekers returned by Australia
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges
Leftist party of Sri Lanka ruling coalition to meet tomorrow to reconsider party support at presidential polls
Two Sri Lankan government ministers likely to cross over to the opposition next week
British High Commission celebrates UK-Sri Lanka ties with cricket teams
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.5 percent in November 2014, food prices increase
Sri Lanka minister's son and six others granted bail
Sri Lanka's ruling party national list MP resigns from parliament

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.