Due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, representatives from political parties have decided not to hold any May Day rallies or processions this year.
General Shavendra Silva, the Army Commander, claimed that all political party members had met and decided on this matter at the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
The meeting was held to explore the probability of staging May Day protests and activities on the 01st of May, due to the potential for the COVID-19 virus to spread in the country once again.
Representatives from all political parties, as well as the Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardene and Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, were present at the NOCPCO meeting.
Given the current situation in Sri Lanka regarding the spread of COVID-19, it was unanimously agreed with the agreement of all party leaders not to hold May Day rallies and meetings of all parties during the debate.