It was founded byS.W.R.D Bandaranaike in 1951 and, since then, has been one of the two largest parties in the Sri Lankan political arena. It first came to power in 1956 and since then has been the predominant party in government on a number of occasions. Sri Lanka had the world’s first woman prime minister under a SLFP regime.
he Sri Lanka Freedom Party is currently a part of the UPFA (United People’s Freedom Alliance) which is the current ruling party of Sri Lanka.
Prime minister D.M. Jayaratne and other senior members of the SLFP are attending today’s celebration. A felicitation of artistes to coincide with the anniversary will take place at the BMICH on September 04.