UNP cancels May Day rally citing security reasons

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 April 2008, 02:07 GMT]
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) has cancelled its main May Day rally and public meeting citing current volatile security situation, according to its general secretary Tissa Attanayake, party sources in Colombo said. The UNP earlier decided to hold its official May Day rally and public meeting at Kurunagala town in the northwestern province.

Tissa Attanayake added that UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe would attend special religious ceremony organized on May Day at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihare seeking the blessing from Almighty for the wellbeing of the masses at this critical juncture.

UNP leading members and activists would also accompany Mr Wickremasinghe, Attanayake said.


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