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SLFP May Day rally at Gampaha MC grounds

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will hold its May Day rally this year at the Miriswatte, Gampaha Municipal Council Grounds under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena,Senior SLFP Vice Chairman Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

Addressing a media briefing at the SLFP Head Quarters yesterday, he said that this year’s rally is held with the objective of ensuring a party victory at future elections by demonstrating party strength and unity.

The theme of the SLFP’s May Day rally is, “Let’s start the struggle to protect the country from the working place”.

The minister said that it was the SLFP which had the right to celebrate May Day because it was SLFP founder and former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s government that declared May Day a public holiday.

Minister de Silva further said that a large number of party stalwarts and those who contested under the party ticket at the last Local Government election and their supporters would attend the May Day rally.

He said the party re-organisation work had already been completed in 23 districts. A special programme to take the party re-organisation work to the village completed with the participation of large crowds,” he added.

Meanwhile, trade unions have pledged their support to the SLFP May Day rally as acceptable solutions have been given to their various grievances by President Maithripala Sirisena.

However, several problems including the pension for the newly recruited public servants and also the elimination the political victimization taking place in the state organizations should be addressed,” he added.

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