Sri Lanka Freedom Party anniversary marked with much pomp and pageantry

Sri Lanka Freedom Party anniversary marked with much pomp and pageantry

Written by Staff Writer

04 Sep, 2016 | 8:44 pm

The 65th anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Following religious observances, two minutes of silence was observed in remembrance of party founder late S W R D Bandaranaike and all late party members and late party leaders who strengthened the party.

The 65th anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party,  which commenced at the Maligapitiya grounds in Kurunegala on Sunday afternoon was joined by people from all corners of the country.

Speaking at the event General Secretary of the SLFP Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that after 65 years, the party is newer and stronger today and that is why they said the party has entered the right path.

“In 1951, SWRD Bandaranaike may have aspired that this party would always renew itself and move forward based on his policies and his programme. If so, then his wishes have come true today. Your Excellency the President, some might say that you are not the right person. But today, as we celebrate this 65th anniversary, it is not only the Maligapitiya grounds that has transformed to a sea of heads, but the entire Kurunegala town has transformed into a sea of heads”, said the minister.

Former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and current adviser of the party, former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and several invitees representing the SLFP, were in attendance for the anniversary celebrations on Sunday.


The Sri Lanka Freedom Party members passed seven resolutions at the 65th Anniversary of the party.

  • The first resolution was to appreciate the leadership for the yeomen and honest task carried out by the present leader to protect the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Party Members.
  • The second resolution was the economic resolution which included opposing privatization of state property and carrying out restructuring activities with regard to loss making institutions.
  • The resolution to rally leftist and progressive forces and to promote fraternity.
  • The Resolution for constitutional matters, reconciliation and unity among communities.
  • The resolution to commend the correct ruling of the country in the past one and a half years was passed at the event respectively.
  • The resolution to eradicate poverty, and to commend international victories was also passed at the anniversary celebrations.

A souvenir commemorating the the 65th anniversary of the SLFP was presented to the President and the Mobile Application of the SLFP was also launched by the president.

News 1st, Sirasa TV and Sirasa FM were the official broadcasters of the 65th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Utilising state of the art technology and a mobile studio at the premises, News1st was able to bring you all the action from the SLFP anniversary celebrations in Kurunegala.

Using new media, News1st reached out to the International Community as well through Facebook Live and the Official News first Website

Breaking the boundaries of media, News1st was able to provide a never before seen coverage to the 65th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]