• Short Summary

    MRS. BANDARANAIKE, THE PRIME MINISTER OF CEYLON, ARRIVED IN LONDON TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WITH A RELIC?

  • Description

    MRS. BANDARANAIKE, THE PRIME MINISTER OF CEYLON, ARRIVED IN LONDON TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WITH A RELIC OF BUDDHA FOR ENSHRINEMENT IN THE VIHARA (TEMPLE) AT CHISWICK IN SOUTH LONDON -- HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRITISH BUDDHISTS.

    THE RELIC -- A SMALL BONE FROM THE REMAINS OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA -- HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO BRITISH BUDDHISTS, NOW 100,000-STRONG, FROM A SHRINE AT MIHINTALE, FAMED AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHISM IN CEYLON. THE GIFT HAS BEEN MADE TO GIVE "ADDED SANCTITY" TO THE BRITISH CENTRE OF BUDDHIST WORSHIP.

    AT THE AIRPORT, MRS. BANDARANAIKE WAS GREETED BY LORD FERRERS, REPRESENTING THE QUEEN, GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. LEADERS OF MANY RELIGIOUS FAITHS, INCLUDING THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, THE APOSTOLIC DELEGATE AND THE CHIEF RABBI WERE REPRESENTED. THEY ALL TOOK PART IN A SIMPLE CEREMONY WITH DEVOTIONAL MUSIC (SOF).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4FUI64F4ARDMWMKGPPSJWVMBP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FUI64F4ARDMWMKGPPSJWVMBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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