• Short Summary

    CEYLON'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION WAS OPENED IN COLOMBO ON MONDAY (FEB. 1). THEN EXHIBITION?

  • Description

    1.
    LS (PAN) EXHIBITION SITE
    4 ft

    2.
    MS DITTO
    5 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS CROWD TOWARDS ENTRANCE
    7 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS MONUMENT AT ENTRANCE
    9 ft

    5.
    MS KANDAYAN DANCERS PRECEDING GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND PREMIER
    10 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS THE TWO OF THEM MEETING REPRESENTATIVE (TWO SHOTS)
    14 ft

    7.
    LS (PAN) UNITED STATES PAVILION
    17 ft

    8.
    CU DITTO
    18 1/2 ft

    9.
    CU ISRAEL PAVILION
    21 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS INDIAN PAVILION
    22 1/2 ft

    11.
    MS PAKISTAN PAVILION
    24 1/2 ft

    12.
    MS POLAND PAVILION
    27 ft

    13.
    MLS CZECHOSLOVAKIA PAVILION (TWO SHOTS)
    30 ft

    14.
    LS WEST GERMANY PAVILION (TWO SHOTS)
    34 1/2 ft

    15.
    LS EAST GERMANY PAVILION (TWO SHOTS)
    38 1/2 ft

    16.
    LS CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC PAVILION (TWO SHOTS)
    43 1/2 ft

    17.
    LS EXHIBITION SITE (TWO SHOTS)
    47 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CEYLON'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION WAS OPENED IN COLOMBO ON MONDAY (FEB. 1). THEN EXHIBITION IS SPREAD OVER 160 ACRES OF COLOMBO'S RACECOURSE AMID COLOURFUL FLOWER GARDENS AND FOUNTAINS.

    NINE FOREIGN COUNTRIES ARE PARTICIPATING. THEY ARE: THE UNITED STATES, ISRAEL, INDIA, PAKISTAN, POLAND, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WEST GERMANY, EAST GERMANY AND THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

    THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR. WILLIAM GOPALLAWA AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS. SIRIMAVO BANDARANAIKE, WERE INTRODUCED TO REPRESENTATIVES OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES. MR. GOPALLAWA DECLARED OPEN THE EXHIBITION AND MRS. BANDARANAIKE, THE NATIONAL PAVILION.

    THE EXHIBITION WAS OPENED WITHOUT A FANFARE OF TRUMPETS, BUT WITH A CHINESE WHISTLE. CHINA PROVIDED THE WHISTLES WHICH WERE FIXED ON TO THE WINGS OF A FLIGHT OF DOVES. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXHIBITION WAS OPENED, THE DOVE WERE RELEASED. AS THEY FLEW OVER THE EXHIBITION SITE, THEIR WHISTLES PLAYED A MONOTONOUS TUNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16IHWPU5CCL5C56HK1Z5E4W6E
    Media URN:
    VLVA16IHWPU5CCL5C56HK1Z5E4W6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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