• Short Summary

    BUDDHIST MONKS IN CEYLON PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF COLOMBO LAST SUNDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO NATIONALISE THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON -- THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER GROUP.

  • Description

    BUDDHIST MONKS IN CEYLON PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF COLOMBO LAST SUNDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO NATIONALISE THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON -- THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER GROUP.

    THE MONKS, SOME UNDER UMBRELLAS, WHILE OTHERS CARRIED BUDDHIST FLAGS AND BANNERS WITH ANTI-GOVERNMENT SLOGANS WRITTEN THEM, WERE JOINED BY THE FAMOUS KANDYAN DANGERS AND DRUMMERS, AND SUPPORTERS OF OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTIES. THROUGHOUT THE THREE-AND-A-HALF MILE MARCH, THE MONKS WERE IN SILENCE. TRAFFIC HALTED AT ROAD JUNCTIONS.

    ON REACHING HYDE PARK, THE MARCHERS WERE ADDRESSED BY BUDDHIST LEADERS, INCLUDING THE VENERABLE MEETIYAGODA DHAMMANANDA.

    MEANWHILE, MRS. BANDARANAIKE, THE PRIME MINISTER, WILL PERSONALLY TAKE CHARGE OF THE PUBLIC CORPORATION WHICH IS TO RUN THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPER OF CEYLON. THE GROUP PUBLISHES FIVE DAILY AND THREE WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS.

    THE GOVERNMENT BILL PROVIDING THE PRESS TAKEOVER WILL BE RE-INTRODUCED AT A NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION WHICH STARTS ON NOVEMBER 20TH. INITIALLY THE BILL CONTAINED LEGAL FLAWS AND PARLIAMENT WAS RECESSED LAST WEEK TO ALLOW IT TO LAPSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1B9U8LAVX2ULS1YQTJMLOH4LX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1B9U8LAVX2ULS1YQTJMLOH4LX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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