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A total of 2,000 buses had been reserved to transport Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) supporters to the party’s May Day rally scheduled to be held at Getambe, in Kandy, the SLFP announced today.

Addressing the weekly SLFP news briefing Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the passenger buses were reserved from both the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) and the private sector on rent basis and assured no State transport service or funds were abused for the SLFP rally.

Meanwhile, he said the SLFP Youth Front had reserved a Kandy bound train from Colombo Fort to transport supporters.

He said more than 20 constituencies of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were scheduled to attend the rally apart from thousands of Tamil and Muslim supporters from the North and East.

He said the SLFP rally would be held in an exemplary manner to other parties, especially without harming the Kandyan pride, environment and religious places.

He also said the SLFP rally would be more colourful with the participation of SLFP Youth Front, Trade Unions and party supporters.

“This year the rally will break last year’s record,” he said.

He said electorate organisers had requested more buses to provide transports for SLFP supporters.

“We believe that hundreds of thousands of SLFP supporters will join with us at Getambe,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • WISE DONKEY Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:05 AM

    We hear that the JO has hired 3000 Tuk Tuks to bring their supporters to their venue!

    DillonDP Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:30 AM

    May day Rally is about workers and workers well being whilst educating their basic right,,,, but instead of this each political factors are showing their strength of how many busses they would bring and how many people they would being, what a pathetic situation

    vithushan Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:49 AM

    why do want you all spend money like this. no difference between you all and mahinda regime via DM iOS App

    Sunil Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:53 AM

    Otherwise hardly anyone will come.

    ceylon Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:05 PM

    good thingmillions of money go to these people who need some extra cash.easy money easy go. via DM Android App

    JAN Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:09 PM

    SLFP Please Recall what party Politics has done to our countryafter 40 Years of power Now PowerGreedy SLFP Spending Billions of Rupees to show off via DM Android App

    Justica USA... Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:18 PM

    waste of funds....bloom from where one is planted...why carry opl paying for rides bath packet n arrack? via DM Android App

    call Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:25 PM

    your party is calling former president to join to your party and inviting him for May day how about his payments for ctb via DM Android App

    Planner Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:16 PM

    An excellent use of funds! Seriously, why not call it off and build a new school. If people want to use there own money to get to Kandy fine, otherwise.........


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