Sixteen May Day rallies are scheduled to be held in Colombo today while another eight are scheduled to be held outside Colombo. Though few of them are large scale, some rallies held in Colombo would be relatively smaller while some others will be held in the form of commemorative ceremonies.
The roads will be closed for large May Day Rallies and roads where small scale rallies and ceremonies are scheduled to be held will not be closed Police Spokesman SP P M H B Siriwardena said.
Few rallies will be held in Talawakele and Nuwara Eliya in the hill country.
The UPFA procession will start from the Nelum Pokuna Mawatha at 12.00 noon and will proceed through Horton Place, D.S. Senanayake Junction and arrive at Campbell Park via Baseline Road in Borella. The rally will start at 3.00 pm under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The United National Party will hold their May Day functions at three locations. May Day functions for the people of Colombo and Kalutara districts will be held at the party headquarters – Sirikotha tomorrow morning.
The May Day function of the party’s Youth Front will be held in Badulla and the main function together with the combined opposition will be held in Kurunegala.
The National Freedom Front will start their procession from near St. Johns College, Dematagoda and will hold the rally at P. G. Sirisena Grounds under the leadership of Minister Wimal Weerawansa.
The Left Parties will hold their rallies at the Lalith Athulathmudali grounds at Kirulapona.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna will start their procession from the S. De S. Jayasinghe grounds and will hold their rally at BRC Grounds in Dehiwela.
(Courtesy: Daily News)