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    GAMPOLA/ATTANGULA/COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's President Junius Jayewardene is expected easily to win the October 20 presidential election.

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    1. GV President Jayewardene's car arrives 0.06
    2. SV President walks up platform 0.16
    3. GV Crowd 0.22
    4. SV President speaking to crowd (2 shots) 0.40
    5. SV President enters car and leaves (2 shots) 1.03
    6. CU Election posters of Mrs. Bandaranaike (3 shots) 1.18
    7. CU PAN Banner with Mr. Kobbekaduwa's portrait 1.23
    8. SV Mr. Kobbekaduwa arriving at rally 1.27
    9. GV Crowd cheering 1.32
    10. GV Close up and SV Mr. Kobbekaduwa speaking to crowd (4 shots) 2.11
    InitialsWS/PM


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GAMPOLA/ATTANGULA/COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's President Junius Jayewardene is expected easily to win the October 20 presidential election. As campaigning ended, newspapers predicted a landslide victory for the president. The campaigning has been low-key, although President Jayewardene has travelled to all parts of Sri Lanka, including Gampola. His main opposition will be Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike's Sri Lanka Freedom Party candidate, Mr. Hector Kobbekaduwa. The person who had a chance of winning was former Prime Minister Mrs. Bandaranike, but she has been deprived of her civil rights and only appears on posters. This is Sri Lanka's first presidential election. In 1977 when President Jayewardene's United National Party (UNP) ousted Mrs. Bandaranaike as Prime Minister he replaced the Parliamentary system with an executive presidency and proportional representation. The poll has been called 16 months before President Jayewardene's term expires. About eight million Sri Lankans are eligible to vote.

    Source: REUTERS - PREM PRAKASH

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21QJR078J3JYY3TCM1L9Z8XXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA21QJR078J3JYY3TCM1L9Z8XXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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