WPF was originally a trade union, then converted into a political party. It draws support from the Tamil population of Colombo. Party leader Hon Manoharan Ganesan (Mano Ganesan)(Tamil : மனோ கணேசன்) is former a Member of Parliament, elected on a United National Party ticket. The deputy leader and general secretary of the Party is Dr. Nalliah Kumaraguruparan (Tamil : நல்லையா குமரகுருபரன்) a well known Tamil Politician for more than two decades.
Today this party has one Provincial council seat and four Municipal council seats, and the party has grown a lot with recruiting more members and supporters.