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The Red May demonstration of the JVP commenced its march from S. de S Jayasinghe Grounds at Dehiwela and reached B.R.C. grounds at about 2.30 p.m. The public in large numbers lined the route of the demonstration expressed their appreciation and shouted encouragement in addition to treating demonstrators with refreshments and drinks.The rally chaired by the President of All Ceylon Trade Union Federation Comrade Lal Kantha and was participated by the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka, its General Secretary Comrade Tilvin Silva, the Member of the Political Bureau Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe, Information Secretary Comrade Vijitha Herath and leaders of Farmers', Fishermen's, Women's, Youths, students and artistes organizations.
Today is May Day, the day the heroes and heroines of the working class, who shed their blood and sweat and sacrificed their lives in a bitter, protracted struggle carried out to win an eight hour working day, are commemorated.Today is also the day millions of working masses together with anti-imperialist, progressive, democratic, humanitarian and environment friendly people display strength of their unity and camaraderie by raising the red banners of international solidarity.
The government that has been enraged due to the popularity the JVP is gaining daily is engaged in a mudslinging agenda using its newspapers states the JVP adding that such vile attempts indicate the bankruptcy of the government.
This is stated in a press release issued by the Political Bureau of the JVP.
Full text of the press release:“A malicious and fictitious news item regarding the JVP has been published in a certain daily newspaper today (28th) as its main news item. The headline of the news item is “ඉන්දියානු තානාපති නිලධාරියෙකුගේ කපුකමින් සෝභිත හිමි හා අනුර කුමාර, සම්බන්ධන් රහසේ හමුවෙති” (arranged by a member of the Indian High Commission Sobitha Thera and Anura Kumara meet Sambanthan secretly). We totally reject with contempt the willfully and conspiratorially fabricated news item.
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