A closer look at May Day rallies across the country (Watch video)

A closer look at May Day rallies across the country (Watch video)

A closer look at May Day rallies across the country (Watch video)

Written by Tharushan Fernando

01 May, 2016 | 5:05 pm

World Labour Day is celebrated across the world in commemoration of those who made sacrifices to protect their rights and overcame challenges. In commemoration of these sacrifices, approximately 20 rallies are being held within Colombo and other towns.

 President Maithripala Sirisena arrives at the SLFP May Day rally in Galle

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives at the UNP May Day rally at Campbell Park, Colombo

UNP May Day rally kicks off at Campbell Park

May Day rally in Kirulapone

The SLFP May Day rally kicks off from Galle

UNP May Day rally en route from Maradana to Campbell Park

JVP takes to the street as May Day rally commences

Basil Rajapaksa arrives at Kirulapone May Day rally

Traffic at a standstill, ambulance unable to move, as May Day rallies move on in Maradana

SLFP May Day rally takes off from Pinnaduwa

Political figures from various parties attend Kirulapone rally

JVP May Day rally – the initial steps commence

The start of the UNP May Day rally

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