SLFP marks its 69th anniversary

The SLFP marks its 69th anniversary today (02).

The party was formed by the late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike on 02 September 1951 at the Colombo Town Hall.

A group of 44 representing various communities extended support to the new party.

Among them were D.A. Rajapaksa, M. Swaminathan, T.B. Tennakoon, Vernon Gunasekara, C.P. de Silva, Hajiyar A.T. Carim, Badiudeen Mahmud and Bernard Aluvihare.

With Pancha Maha Balavegaya (five great forces) which consisted of native doctors, clergy, teachers, farmers and workers as its basis, the
SLFP first contested an election in 1952 and won nine seats.

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