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    A SIMPLE CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF THE LAST PRIME MINISTER, MR.S.BANDARANAIKE, WHO WAS ASSASSINATED?

  • Description

    A SIMPLE CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF THE LAST PRIME MINISTER, MR.S.BANDARANAIKE, WHO WAS ASSASSINATED BY A BUDDHIST MONK IN SEPTEMBER, 1959, WAS HELD AT HORAGOLLA.

    A LARGE CROWD, INCLUDING THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR.WILLIAM GOPALLAWA, HAD GATHERED EARLY MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE BANDARANAIKE SHRINE TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY IN SPITE OF SPORADIC SHOWERS.

    THE PRESENT PRIME MINISTER, MRS.SIRIMA BANDARANAIKE, ARRIVED AT THE SHRINE GROUNDS ACCOMPANIED BY HER THREE CHILDREN AND SOME CLOSE RELATIVES OF HER LATE HUSBAND.

    VARIOUS SPECIAL ENCLOSURES WERE SET APART FOR THE BUDDHIST CLERGY, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, THE PRIME MINISTER AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND OTHER VIPS.

    MRS.SIRIMA BANDARANAIKE AND HER THREE CHILDREN - A SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS - WALKED UP TO THE SHRINE TO PLACE THE FIRST WREATH.THOSE PRESET ALSO LAID WREATHS.

    AFTER THE RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES, A SALVO OF GUNS MARKED TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE.THE PERIOD OF SILENCE WAS ENDED WITH FOUR BUGLERS PLAYING THE "LAST POST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Z72PP59GK3J05N99VLWVK5WH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Z72PP59GK3J05N99VLWVK5WH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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