• Short Summary

    LEFT-WING TRADE UNIONS STAGED A MASSIVE PRO-GOVERNMENT RALLY IN COLOMBO, CEYLON'S CAPITAL, ON DECEMBER 9.?

  • Description

    LEFT-WING TRADE UNIONS STAGED A MASSIVE PRO-GOVERNMENT RALLY IN COLOMBO, CEYLON'S CAPITAL, ON DECEMBER 9. MARCHERS CARRIED EFFIGIES OF THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR. SOLOMON BANDARANAIKE, THROUGH THE STREETS.

    AT THE RALLY, THE TRADE UNIONISTS DECLARED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE COALITION GOVERNMENT AND APPEALED TO MRS. BANDARANAIKE NOT TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT.

    A COFFIN, PURPORTING TO HOLD THE BODY OF MRS. BANDARANAIKE'S RIVAL, DR. CHARLES DE SILVA, WAS MOCKED AS IT WAS CARRIED BY THE MARCHERS. IT WAS DR. DE SILVA WHO SPARKED-OFF THE REVOLT IN PARLIAMENT ON DECEMBER 3. WITH II OTHER GOVERNMENT MEMBERS HE CROSSED THE FLOOR TO SUPPORT THE OPPOSITION AND THIS LED TO A GOVERNMENT DEFEAT ON A MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE. HE ACCUSED MRS. BANDARANAIKE OF "TREADING A PATH TO MARXIST DICTATORSHIP".

    MRS. BANDARANAIKE HAS ADVISED THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT ON DECEMBER 17 AND THE CABINET OFFICE LATER ANNOUNCED THAT ELECTIONS WOULD BE HELD ON MARCH 24.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GPKZGIODPZ55INU797XLEQZD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GPKZGIODPZ55INU797XLEQZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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