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* 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)

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