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    1.
    The Prime Minister's Private residence at Rosmead Place, Colombo.


    2.
    Scenes outside the residence. Crowds waiting for the corpse to arrive. Heavy Police guards controlling crowds.


    3.
    Police lined up on roadway to residence.


    4.
    Foreign Diplomats arriving.


    5.
    The hearse bringing the body arrives. (Shooting was difficult due to crowd pressing.) No shooting was allowed when the members of the family were near the corpse.


    6.
    Shots of the corpse in the coffin in the hall.


    7.
    People filing past the coffin and paying obeisance.


    8.
    Another view of the Premier's residence


    9.
    The Sign board "Rosmead Place" opposite the residence.


    10.
    A shot of the General Hospital, Colombo where Mr. Bandaranaike underwent a five hour operation.


    10 a.
    Ceylon's National Lion Flag, flying at half mast.


    11.
    The mile long queue that had collected immediately after body was brought to the residence. They are waiting to file past the body.


    12.
    The nation's sorrow is seen even in the slums. White flags being hoisted.




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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2JCSZ9B55Q65FQW5SU4YU0MXW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JCSZ9B55Q65FQW5SU4YU0MXW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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