• Short Summary

    Before ending her 10-day visit to the People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, last week (June 27) presented a baby elephant to Chinese children during a ceremony in Peking's indoor stadium.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. Peking stadium
    0.05

    2.
    SV INT. PAN from crowd to LV stadium floor
    0.14

    3.
    SV Baby elephant brought forward for presentation to children
    0.26

    4.
    SCU Bandaranaike
    0.27

    5.
    SCU Chou En-lai
    0.29

    6.
    SCU Anura Bandaranaike (son)
    0.30

    7.
    SV Children in audience (2 shots)
    0.35

    8.
    SV Elephant with handlers
    0.38

    9.
    SV Audience (2 shots)
    0.42

    10.
    SV Chou En-lai & Bandaranaike with elephant, flowers presented
    0.58

    11.
    SV Audience applauds
    1.00

    12.
    GV Chou En-lai & Bandaranaike pose with elephant
    1.02



    Initials SGM/1505 SGM/1526


    This film was shot by Peking television.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Before ending her 10-day visit to the People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, last week (June 27) presented a baby elephant to Chinese children during a ceremony in Peking's indoor stadium.

    On hand for the occasion were Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai, Sri Lanka and Chinese officials and mrs Bandaranaike's son, Anura Bandaranaike.

    The elephant -- called Mithura, meaning friend -- was given on behalf of the children of Sri Lanka. Mrs Bandaranaike said Mithura would serve as a living symbol of friendship between the children of both countries.

    Speaking at the ceremony, Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai expressed thanks for the gift and said Chinese children will present the children of Sri Lanka with a pair of white-lipped deer.

    Later in the week at a farewell banquet, Prime Minister Bandaranaike said Sri Lanka and the people's Republic of China had concluded a new economic aid agreement.

    The purpose of Mrs Bandaranaike's visit - her first since the formation of her new nation last may - was to thank China for its economic assistance since the first trade agreement was signed between China and Ceylon in 1952.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCHLCO2KFD5NNCKMO8W7B9NHE
    Media URN:
    VLVACCHLCO2KFD5NNCKMO8W7B9NHE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1972
    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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