Travelogue - street scenes, traffic, men at work, washing in a river, rice boats etc.
"One of the first views of the Capital of Ceylon is the Galle Face, Colombo's front." Panning shot of large building at the water's edge. "The splendid streets are a pageant of colour and nationality." Panning shot of busy city street. M/S of a large ornate palace type building. "The native quarter has all those scenes which fascinate the traveller." More street scenes with local people milling around in front of the camera. Rickshaws, bicycles, pedestrians etc. "An industrial sidelight - making tiles." M/S of two men working outside some primitive homes. They lay tiles out to dry on the ground.
"The method of obtaining the curve is simplicity itself." C/U of man working with clay, rolling it into a mould. M/S of four men at work. They smile at the camera. "Noon is bathing time in Colombo." M/S of a family sitting on some stone steps and bathing in a river. Various shots of people washing. High angle long shot of the river - several people are in the water. Camera tilts down to show some people doing their washing (laundry) in the river. They pound their clothes against the rocks. Ox and Water Buffalo are led down to the river for a wash. "Another typical scene is the paddy (rice) boats." L/S of a boat moving along the river.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 701.