Written by Staff Writer
03 Sep, 2018 | 12:57 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The 67th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was celebrated on Sunday (Sept 02).
Measures were taken to mark the day with prominence to religious activities. In view of the anniversary, religious observances were observed at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya under the patronage of party leaders. Hindu religious observances were held at the Kadireshan Kovil in Bambalapitiya.
Islamic religious observances were held at the Kettarama Jumma Mosque in Colombo while Christian religious observances will be held in Vennappuwa on Monday (Sept 3)
Speaking to the media, Senior Vice President of the SLFP, Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva stated that measures are underway to celebrate the anniversary in the near future once the president returns from Nepal.
It was S. W. R. D. Bandaranayake who established the Sri Lanka Freedom Party on the 2nd of September 1952. Through the joined forces of Sanga, Veda, Guru,Govi, Kamkaru the SLFP obtained state power in 1956 and it is the SLFP that has been the ruling party for the longest period since Sri Lanka received independence.
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