• Short Summary

    On the opening day of their trial in Colombo's Supreme court February 6, five persons pleaded Not Guilty to charges of conspiracy to murder arising from the assassination of Mr Solomon Bandaranaike, the Ceylonese Premier, in September 1959.

  • Description

    On the opening day of their trial in Colombo's Supreme court February 6, five persons pleaded Not Guilty to charges of conspiracy to murder arising from the assassination of Mr Solomon Bandaranaike, the Ceylonese Premier, in September 1959.

    The five people accused were Somarama Thero, a Buddhist monk; Buddharakkhita Thero, a former Bhuddist high priest;H.P. Jayawardene, a businessman; Anura de Silva, a motor mechanic; and Newton Perera, a former police inspector. Somarama Thero was also charged with murder and retained Mr Phineas Quass Q.C., for his defense.

    After some legal argument the trial - which has evoked great public interest - was adjourned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BHRLVK6HKN2R4A98883MWJ3G
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BHRLVK6HKN2R4A98883MWJ3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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