• Short Summary

    A TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE LAST WEDNESDAY MARKED THE CEREMONIAL OPENING OF THE FOURTH SESSION OF CEYLON'S PARLIAMENT BY MR WILLIAM GOPALLAWA, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PARLIAMENT BUILDING
    0.05

    2.
    SV JUDGES WALK UP STEPS
    0.16

    3.
    SV BOY SCOUTS LINE ON STEPS
    0.18

    4.
    MV CABINET MINISTERS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES.
    0.23

    5.
    MV PRIME MINISTER, MRS BANDARANAIKE AMONG THEM
    0.30

    6.
    LV CAVALRY SCOUTS AND GUIDES LEAD PROCESSION WITH GOVERNOR-GENERAL IN CAR
    0.36

    7.
    LV 21-GUN SALUTE
    0.38

    8.
    LV GOVERNOR-GENERAL ARRIVES
    0.44

    9.
    LV TROOPS SALUTING
    0.47

    10.
    MS GOVERNOR-GENERAL ENTERS BUILDING (2 SHOTS)
    0.55

    11.
    MV BOY SCOUTS ON STEPS
    0.56

    12.
    SV INTERIOR OF PARLIAMENT
    1.00

    13.
    MV GOVERNOR-GENERAL ON THRONE
    1.01

    14.
    MV MRS BANDARANAIKE HANDS SPEECH TO GOVERNOR-GENERAL
    1.03

    15.
    MV HE READS SPEECH
    1.09



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    Background: A TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE LAST WEDNESDAY MARKED THE CEREMONIAL OPENING OF THE FOURTH SESSION OF CEYLON'S PARLIAMENT BY MR WILLIAM GOPALLAWA, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL.

    PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS BANDARANAIKE, MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL, CABINET MEMBERS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS.

    THE STEPS LEADING TO THE GAILY DECORATED PARLIAMENT HOUSE WERE LINED ON BOTH SIDES BY BOY SCOUTS AND GUIDES WHILE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WATCHED THE SPLENDOUR OF THE OUTDOOR CEREMONY.

    CAVALRY SCOUTS AND GUIDES ON BLACK HORSED ACCOMPANIED THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL IN A PROCESSION TO THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE.

    THE PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL WAS READ BY HIS SECRETARY TO A PACKED HOUSE.LATER, MRS BANDARANAIKE HANDED THE SPEECH TO MR GOPALLAWA, WHO READ IT OUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1O7TOD9EKM9WJQXBWALW183NT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O7TOD9EKM9WJQXBWALW183NT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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