• Short Summary

    THE NEW PARLIAMENT OF CEYLON OPENED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AMID TRADITIONAL SCENES OUTSIDE OF KANDYAN DRUMMERS AND A CONCH BAND, TROOPS ON PARADE, AND A GUARD OF HONOUR OF SCOUTS AND GUIDES.

  • Description

    THE NEW PARLIAMENT OF CEYLON OPENED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AMID TRADITIONAL SCENES OUTSIDE OF KANDYAN DRUMMERS AND A CONCH BAND, TROOPS ON PARADE, AND A GUARD OF HONOUR OF SCOUTS AND GUIDES.

    AMONG THOSE ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WERE THE AMBASSADORS ON CHINA AND GHANA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM HIGH COMMISSIONER.AND IN THE CENTRE -- THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR.DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, WHO DEFEATED MRS.BANDARANAIKE, THE WORLD'S FIRST AND ONLY WOMAN PRIME MINISTER, IN LAST MONTHS' GENERAL ELECTION.

    TRADITIONALLY LAST TO ENTER THE CHAMBER WAS THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR.WILLIAM GOPALLAWA.HE RECEIVED THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE FROM THE NEW PRIME MINISTER.

    IN IT, HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DEDICATE ITSELF TO 'DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM' AT HOME AND TO ATTRACTING MORE AID FROM OUTSIDE, TO BOLSTER THE SAGGING ECONOMY.THE TRADITIONAL POLICY OF NON-ALIGNMENT WOULD BE MAINTAINED.IN A REFERENCE TO THE FORMER OPPOSITION CHARGES IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, HE SAID THE NEW GOVERNMENT PLEDGED ITSELF TO ELIMINATING CORRUPTION, MISMANAGEMENT AND NEPOTISM IN THE NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95GL4XYC1F9IWGM1HBWHK3ZQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA95GL4XYC1F9IWGM1HBWHK3ZQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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