• Short Summary

    LEADERS OF THREE LEFT-WING POLITICAL PARTIES IN CEYLON -- THE COMMUNIST, LANKA SAMA SAMAJA, AND MAHAJANA EKSATH PERAMUNA PARTIES -- THIS WEEK FORMED A UNITED LEFT FRONT.

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    LEADERS OF THREE LEFT-WING POLITICAL PARTIES IN CEYLON -- THE COMMUNIST, LANKA SAMA SAMAJA, AND MAHAJANA EKSATH PERAMUNA PARTIES -- THIS WEEK FORMED A UNITED LEFT FRONT. THE AGREEMENT LINKING THE THREE WAS SIGNED ON MONDAY (AUG 12) AT A BIG RALLY IN COLOMBO MARKING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1953 ANTI-GOVERNMENT STRIKE.

    THE MEETING ITSELF WAS DELAYED FOR ALMOST AN HOUR BECAUSE OF THE TIME TAKEN BY THE LONG PROCESSION OF SUPPORTERS MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE RALLY IN INDEPENDENCE SQUARE. IT BEGAN WITH TWO MINUTES SILENCE COMMEMORATING THOSE WHO HAD DIED IN THE NATION-WIDE STRIKE.

    ONE OF THE PARTY LEADERS, MR. PHILIP GUNEWARDENE, SAID THE THREE GROUPS HAD, AFTER 30 YEARS OF TRIAL AND ERROR, COME TOGETHER WITH A COMMON PROGRAMME OF WORK FOR WHAT HE TERMED "THE EMANCIPATION OF THE DOWN-TRODDEN MASSES".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7U3C1UKM3XXDL6ANV7YS5SB3P
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U3C1UKM3XXDL6ANV7YS5SB3P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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