• Short Summary

    CEYLON'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION WAS OPENED IN COLOMBO ON MONDAY (FEB. 1). THEN EXHIBITION?

  • Description

    CEYLON'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION WAS OPENED IN COLOMBO ON MONDAY (FEB. 1). THEN EXHIBITION IS SPREAD OVER 160 ACRES OF COLOMBO'S RACECOURSE AMID COLOURFUL FLOWER GARDENS AND FOUNTAINS.

    NINE FOREIGN COUNTRIES ARE PARTICIPATING. THEY ARE: THE UNITED STATES, ISRAEL, INDIA, PAKISTAN, POLAND, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WEST GERMANY, EAST GERMANY AND THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

    THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR. WILLIAM GOPALLAWA AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS. SIRIMAVO BANDARANAIKE, WERE INTRODUCED TO REPRESENTATIVES OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES. MR. GOPALLAWA DECLARED OPEN THE EXHIBITION AND MRS. BANDARANAIKE, THE NATIONAL PAVILION.

    THE EXHIBITION WAS OPENED WITHOUT A FANFARE OF TRUMPETS, BUT WITH A CHINESE WHISTLE. CHINA PROVIDED THE WHISTLES WHICH WERE FIXED ON TO THE WINGS OF A FLIGHT OF DOVES. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXHIBITION WAS OPENED, THE DOVE WERE RELEASED. AS THEY FLEW OVER THE EXHIBITION SITE, THEIR WHISTLES PLAYED A MONOTONOUS TUNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16IHWPU5CCL5C56HK1Z5E4W6E
    Media URN:
    VLVA16IHWPU5CCL5C56HK1Z5E4W6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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