• Short Summary

    THE NEW CEYLONESE PRIME MINISTER,MR.DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, HAS BEEN TOURING CEYLON TO MEET THE PEOPLE.LAST WEEK,?

  • Description

    THE NEW CEYLONESE PRIME MINISTER,MR.DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, HAS BEEN TOURING CEYLON TO MEET THE PEOPLE.LAST WEEK, VAST CROWDS GATHERED IN THE FORMER HILL CAPITAL CITY, KANDY, TO GREET MR.SENANAYAKE AS HE ARRIVED TO VISIT THE TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH OF LORD BUDDHA.

    MR.SENANAYAKE'S WELCOME TO KANDY WAS THE BIGGEST EVEN GIVEN TO A PRIME MINISTER.HE AND THE MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET WITH HIM WERE FOLLOWED BY THE MAMMOTH CROWD WHEREVER THEY WENT.THE OLD CAPITAL HAD BEEN DECORATED IN GREEN -- THE COLOUR OF MR.SENANAYAKE'S POLITICAL PARTY.

    AT THE TEMPLE, THE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS CABINET MINISTERS REVERENCED THE RELIC OF BUDDHA AT THE SPECIAL CEREMONY, WHILE POLICE STRUGGLED TO CONTROL THE CROWDS OUTSIDE.MR.SENANAYAKE ADDRESSED THE CROWD FROM A TEMPLE BALCONY, CALLING ON THE PEOPLE TO FORGET THEIR DIFFERENCES.

    THE PRIME MINISTER SAID: "WE SHALL BOW TO NO FORCE BUT THE FREE WILL OF THE PEOPLE." HE PROMISED THAT HE WOULD NOT BETRAY THE RIGHTS OF ANY RACE OR COMMUNITY IN CEYLON AND WARNED THE PEOPLE NOT TO BE MISLED BY FALSE PROPAGANDA.

    LATER, MR.SENANAYAKE AND HIS MINISTERS JOINED IN A PROCESSION THROUGH THE CITY.WOMEN, WHO WERE PROMINENT IN THE CROWD, SUPPLIED MOST OF THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC WITH THEIR DRUMS, KNOWN AS RABANA.ROWS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN LINED THE PROCESSION ROUTE AS THE PRIME MINISTER DROVE BY IN AN OPEN CAR AND PRECEDED BY THE FAMOUS KANDAYAAN DRUMMERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDKOYWM5B90KHX3SV0G0556KL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDKOYWM5B90KHX3SV0G0556KL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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