Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent of Sri Lanka’s ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee anniversary on Friday, 2 September.
Addressing a media briefing in Colombo SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena said the 60th anniversary ceremony of the SLFP will be held at Temple Trees at 3 p.m., under the chairmanship of party leader President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
An Anniversary Week has been declared from today till next Monday (5 September).
The General Secretary said that a number of activities including a membership drive had been organised to mark the 60th anniversary.
Religious observances, seminars and workshops on the party’s future and present vision and programmes including the launch of development projects will be held during the week.
Membership promotion programmes as well as to evaluate the services of senior members and activists of the party will also be conducted, the state-run Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation said.
Several development programmes will also be declared open during the week.
SLFP was founded by the 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka late S.W.R.D Bandaranaike in 1951 and, since then, it has been one of the two largest parties in the Sri Lankan political arena.