Ceylon celebrates 18th anniversary of its independence.
Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
LV. The Governor General of Ceylon, Mr William Gopallawa, arriving to the celebration of the 18 anniversary of independence of the country. He is being greeted by dignitaries. LV. Troops lined up. LV. Type of antiaircraft gun firing. SV. Armoured cars parading past saluting base. LV. Military band marching forwards, headed by ram mascot. Pan, the ram being marched past, & CU. SV. An elephant walking in front of troops. LV. The Governor General on saluting base. SV. Troops marching past. SV. Personalities on dais watching. SV. School children marching past. SV. Personalities on dais watching. SV. School children carrying banners marching past. LV. Women traditional dancers. SV. Dancers past dais. AS. Pan, a float moving past depicting events from Ceylon history.