The United National Party (UNP) marks its 76th anniversary today (06).
The Party is set to hold a celebration today at 3 pm at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is also the Leader of the UNP.
The all-green party was founded on September 06, 1946 by Mahamanya D.S. Senanayake. The UNP won the 1947 parliamentary election and Senanayake became the first ever Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
The Party is known for its production of many great political leaders in the course of history, hence President Wickremesinghe being the current leader of the UNP.