• Short Summary

    CEYLON IS EXPERIENCING AN ECONOMIC CRISIS WHICH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS GRAVE. AS IT HAS?

  • Description

    CEYLON IS EXPERIENCING AN ECONOMIC CRISIS WHICH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS GRAVE. AS IT HAS INSUFFICIENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE TO IMPORT ESSENTIAL FOODSTUFFS, AN ISLAND-WIDE FOOD SHORTAGE HAS OCCURRED. TO HELP THE GOVERNMENT TIDE OVER THIS PROBLEM, AUSTRALIA HAS DONATED THEN THOUSAND TONS OF WHEAT FLOUR.

    THE CARGO OF WHEAT WAS BROUGHT INTO COLOMBO HARBOUR BY 'SUDBURY HILL'. UNLOADING OF THE CARGO IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT TEN DAYS.

    A LARGE GATHERING OF CEYLONESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND HARBOUR WORKERS WERE PRESENT AT THE HANDING OVER CEREMONY. THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY. MR. B.C. BALLARD, THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO MR. M.D. BANDA, CEYLON'S MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y7C5KPMPKYMU9I88LAGXU2YZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y7C5KPMPKYMU9I88LAGXU2YZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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