The Joint Opposition May Day Rally will be held under the patronage of Mahinda Rajapaksa with the participation of Basil Rajapaksa, Prasanna Ranatunge, Rohitha Bogollagama, Dallas Alahapperuma and other prominent MP’s. The JO May Day Rally will be organised by unions and committees appointed for the task.
In order to stage this year’s May Day Rally the Joint Opposition was facing difficulty securing a suitable location. In January they had requested Galle Face Green from the Port Authority. But, they were denied their request as Galle Face was not deemed a suitable location to stage a May Day Rally. However, after repeating the request in March it was decided to grant them permission to stage the rally there. At that point they seemed lost as they never expected to get this location. But having been given the location over the past two weeks the JO has been running helter skelter trying to get the Galle Face Green ready for their May Day Rally.