• Short Summary

    Bad weather did not prevent voters in Ceylon flocking to the polls on Wednesday, July 20, in the second general election of the country in the last four months.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. COLOMBO STREET SCENE.
    3 ft

    2.
    MS.
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    LS. PARLIAMENT HOUSE.
    8 1/2 ft

    4.
    SLFP VOLUNTEERS NEAR POLLING BOOTH.
    11 ft

    5.
    CU. PORTRAIT OF LATE PREMIER SOLOMON BANDARANAIKE.
    12 ft

    6.
    COMMUNIST PARTY VOLUNTEERS.
    16 ft

    7.
    UNP EMBLEMS.
    18 ft

    8.
    CU. PORTRAIT OF UNP LEADER DUDLEY SENANAIKE.
    19 1/2 ft

    9.
    SIGNBOARD TO POLLING STATION.
    21 ft

    10.
    LS. POLLING BOOTH.
    24 ft

    11.
    MLS. FINANCE MINISTER IN THE OUTGOING CABINET MR. J.R. JAYAWARDENE, WIFE AND FRIENDS ARRIVING AT POLLING STATION.
    29 ft

    12.
    CU. SIGNBOARD "WOMEN" AT POLLING STATION.
    31 ft

    13.
    LS. WOMEN AT POLLING STATION.
    33 ft

    14.
    MC. - DO -
    35 ft

    15.
    SIGNBOARD "MEN"
    36 ft

    16.
    LS. VOTERS IN QUEUE
    38 1/2 ft

    17.
    CU. PARTY CANVASSERS HELPING VOTERS
    40 1/2 ft

    18.
    MS. STREET SCENE WITH BULLOCK CART IN FOREGROUND.
    42 1/2 ft

    19.
    LS. VOTERS AT ANOTHER POLLING STATION.
    45 1/2 ft

    20.
    CU. POLICEMEN CONTROLLING QUEUE
    48 ft

    21.
    LS. COLOMBO STREET SCENE.
    50 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Bad weather did not prevent voters in Ceylon flocking to the polls on Wednesday, July 20, in the second general election of the country in the last four months. After the last elections the lack of a decisive majority by any party contributed to instability.

    There are 393 candidates contesting for the 151 seats of Parliament. The main contest is between the rightwing United National Party, (UNP) of outgoing Prime Minister Dudley Senanaike and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by Mrs. Rsirina Bandaranaike, widow of the former Prime Minister Solomon Bandaranaike, Bandaranaike.

    The SLFP has no-contest pact with the Trotskyist Lanka Sama Samaj Party and the Communist Party. The UNP, which had the biggest single block of seats in the outgoing Parliament - 50 - have Democracy because of the electoral alliance of the SLFP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA89I5Q1D9DMPR2B4JN38I4GAXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA89I5Q1D9DMPR2B4JN38I4GAXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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