May Day rallies of several parties and trade unions today
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has decided not to celebrate May Day as a party this year.
However, Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama stated that the trade unions of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will hold a Labor Day celebration in Nugegoda. The May Day rally is scheduled to be held at Nidahas Mawatha in Colombo, said the National Organizer of the SJB, Tissa Attanayake.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) meanwhile has organized a series of island-wide protests on Labor Day, MP Mahinda Amaraweera said. The United National Party (UNP) has not organized a May Day rally this year and has decided to go to the Galle Face Green to show its support to the protesters, said its chairman Vajira Abeywardena.
Various celebrations have also been organized to mark Labor Day during the ongoing public protest against the government at the Galle Face Green.