• Short Summary

    CEYLON'S NEW CABINET WAS SWORN IN ON SATURDAY BY GOVERNOR GENERAL WILLIAM GOPALLAWA.THE 17-MEMBER CABINET?

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    SEQ 9 & 10: MINISTERS, LEFT TO RIGHT...MONTAGUE JAYWICKREME (PUBLIC WORKS, POSTS, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS) V.A. SUGATHADASA (NATIONALISED SERVICES); M.H. MOHAMED (LABOUR, EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING); W.DAHANAYAKE (HOME AFFAIRS); ASOKA KARUNARATNA (SOCIAL SERVICES); J.R. JAYEWARDENE (MINISTER OF STATE); M.D.H. JASEWARDENE DUDLEY SENANAYAKE (P.M.); U.B. WANNINAYAKE (FINANCE); G.G. PONNANMBALAM (NO POST ANNOUNCED); E.L.B. HURULIE (COMMUNICATIONS); THIS MAN UNIDENTIFIED; I.M.R.A. IRIYAGOLLE (EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS); PHILIP GUNAWARDENE (INDUSTRIES AND FISHERIES); M.D. BANDA (FOOD AND AGRICULTURE); DR. M.V.P. PEIRIS (COMMERCE AND TRADE); THIS MAN UNIDENTIFIED; AND AT THE END A.F. WIJEMANNA (JUSTICE).




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    Background: CEYLON'S NEW CABINET WAS SWORN IN ON SATURDAY BY GOVERNOR GENERAL WILLIAM GOPALLAWA.THE 17-MEMBER CABINET IS HEADED BY PRIME MINISTER DUDLEY SENANAYAKE AND INCLUDES ONE TAMIL, M.TIRUCHELVAM, A FORMER SOLICETER-GENERAL WHO WILL BE APPOINTED TO THE UPPER HOUSE.IT IS THE FIRST TIME A MEMBER OF THE COUNTRY'S STRONG TAMIL COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE CABINET SINCE 1956, THE YEAR WHEN MR.SENANAYAKE'S UNITED NATIONAL PARTY WAS DEFEATED AT THE POLLS AND SINHALA DECLARED THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE.

    THE PRIME MINISTER HAS ASSUMED THE DEFENCE AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS PORTFOLIOS -- AS DID HE PREDECESSOR, MRS.BANDARANAIKE, WHOSE SRI LANKA FREEDOM PARTY WAS DEFEATED IN LAST MONDAY'S ELECTIONS.

    MR.CHARLES I.DE SILVA RETAINED THE PORTFOLIO OF LANDS, IRRIGATION AND POWER WHICH HE HELD IN THE OUTGOING GOVERNMENT.MR.SENANAYAKE DEPENDED ON THE SUPPORT OF MR.DE SILVA'S SRI LANKA FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY AND THAT OF THE TAMIL PARTY TO FORM A GOVERNMENT.

    WHILE MAINTAINING A NEUTRALIST POLICY, MR.DUDLEY SENANAYAKE'S NEW GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN CEYLON'S FOREIGN RELATIONS.THE NEW PREMIER HAS CRITICISED THE BANDARANAIKE ADMINISTRATION FOR GIVING UNDUE EMPHASIS TO RELATIONS WITH COMMUNIST COUNTRIES.ANOTHER THING MR.SENANAYAKE HAS SAID HE WILL DO IS TO GIVE COMPENSATION TO THE ANGLO-AMERICAN OIL COMPANIES, NATIONALISED BY THE LAST GOVERNMENT.THIS ISSUE HAS HELD UP THE RESUMPTION OF AMERICAN AID TO CEYLON.

    SHORTLY BEFORE THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY, MR.SENANAYAKE SAID THAT CEYLON WOULD REMAIN FRIENDLY WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE SOVIET UNION.BUT ON THE SIND-INDIA QUESTION, WHERE MRS.BANDARANAIKE ACTED AS MEDIATOR, HE SAID THE NEW GOVERNMENT IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO A PRO-INDIAN POSITION.

    WHILE THE NEW GOVERNMENT WILL NOT DENATIONALISE TRANSPORT, COLOMBO PORT, PETROL, OR LIFE INSURANCE, IT WILL DEFINITELY HALT THE DRIVE IN THE DIRECTION TOWARDS NATIONALISATION.MR.SENANAYAKE HAS SAID THAT HIS FIRST JOB WOULD BE TO "CLEAR THE ECONOMIC MESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA282H1UKOLVXT7WE5AKTFSHF04
    Media URN:
    VLVA282H1UKOLVXT7WE5AKTFSHF04
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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