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    THE RESIDENCE OF MR.DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, LEADER OF THE UNITED NATIONAL PARTY, WAS CROWNED ON WEDNESDAY?

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    THE RESIDENCE OF MR.DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, LEADER OF THE UNITED NATIONAL PARTY, WAS CROWNED ON WEDNESDAY (24 MAR) WITH SUPPORTERS AND WELL-WISHERS.MR.SENANAYAKE, WHOSE PARTY WON 66 OF THE 151 SEATS IN LAST MONDAY'S GENERAL ELECTION, RESUMED OFFICE AS CEYLON'S PRIME MINISTER YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).HE TOOK OVER FROM MRS.SIRIMAVO BANDARANAIKE, WHOSE COALITION GOVERNMENT WAS DEFEATED IN THE ELECTION.HER SRI LANKA FREEDOM PARTY WON 41 SEATS.

    MR.SENANAYAKE GRADUATED TO POLITICS BY WAY OF HIS SCHOOLING IN CEYLON.IN 1936, HE WAS ELECTED AS THE YOUNGER MEMBER OF CEYLON'S STATE COUNCIL AND BECAME MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND LANDS WHEN HIS FATHER WAS MADE PRIME MINISTER.WHEN HIS FATHER DIED IN 1952, HE WAS APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER.

    BUT WHILE MR.SENANAYAKE WAS CELEBRATING.MRS.BANDARANAIKE AT FIRST REFUSED TO RESIGN.ARMED TROOPS AND MOUNTED POLICE WERE OUT IN FORCE AT THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S RESIDENCE IN COLOMBO.THIS PRECAUTION WAS TAKEN BECAUSE OF A LARGE CROWD THAT HAD GATHERED OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE WAITING FOR HER EXPECTED RESIGNATION AS PRIME MINISTER.WHILE A SECTION OF LEFT-WING ELEMENTS IN THE CROWD SHOUTED FOR HER REMAIN IN OFFICE, THE MAJORITY SHOUTED FOR THE RESIGNATION--SHE FINALLY DID THIS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5F6E7G7U0LHLTGROMLQFR0UN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5F6E7G7U0LHLTGROMLQFR0UN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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