• Short Summary

    SIGNING THE TRAVEL PAPERS IS AMATEUR BOXER VITHANAGE PATHIRANAGE (IN WHITE VEST), WHO IS 27.?

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    SIGNING THE TRAVEL PAPERS IS AMATEUR BOXER VITHANAGE PATHIRANAGE (IN WHITE VEST), WHO IS 27. HE WAS DISCOVERED IN PRISON AND IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING COMPETITORS IN CEYLON'S BOXING TEAM BOUND FOR BANGKOK TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIFTH ASIAN GAMES.

    PATHIRANAGE IS SEEN HERE UNDERGOING A TRAINING AT THE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL. HE LEARNED HIS BOXING TRADE WHILE SERVING A FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE AT COLOMBO'S WELIKADA PRISON. HIS CRIME: BEING CONCERNED IN A GANG FIGHT.

    PATHIRANAGE WAS GRANTED A FREE PARDON LAST MONTH. HE WAS TAUGHT TO BOX BY PRISON SUPERINTENDENT PADDY DE SILVA, HIMSELF A FORMER BOXING CHAMPION. IT ALL STARTED IN AN IMPROVISED RING IN THE PRISON.

    PATHIRANAGE IS A FEATHERWEIGHT BOXER AND IS ONE OF CEYLON'S BRIGHTEST BOXING HOPES AT THE ASIAN GAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA696AHU8PQ586I4BDH5INB1N1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA696AHU8PQ586I4BDH5INB1N1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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