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    Representatives from 16 countries met in Sri Lanka for the opening of the Conference of World Buddhist Leaders and Scholars.

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    1.
    GV PAN Banner at entrance to Bandaranaike International Conference Hall in Colombo
    0.06

    2.
    GV Flags outside entrance hall
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    3.
    GV Buddhists arrive
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    4.
    CU Buddhist flag and Sri Lankan flag
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    5.
    GVs President J.R. Jayawardene of Sri Lanka arrives in car at conference hall (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV INTERIOR President lights the traditional oil lamp
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    7.
    SV Sri Lankan Culture Minister Mr. E.L.B. Hurulle bows
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    8.
    SV Mr. Hurulle addressing conference (2 shots)
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    9.
    SV Senior Vice President of World Federation of Buddhists addressing conference (3 shots)
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    Background: Representatives from 16 countries met in Sri Lanka for the opening of the Conference of World Buddhist Leaders and Scholars. The five-day conference, which began on June 1, was opened by the President of Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene. After lighting the traditional oil lamp, the president gave the inaugural speech to the delegates gathered in the Bandaranaike Conference Hall in Colombo. He pointed out the importance of Sri Lanka to the Buddhist faith, recalling that the Buddha had visited Sri Lanka and delivered several sermons there. The World Fellowship of Buddhists was founded in Sri Lanka in 1950. President Jayewardene closed his address by calling on the conference to, "help peace, harmony and happiness to prevail among all peoples whatever their religion, race or community." Among other speakers was the Sri Lankan Minister of Culture, Mr. E.L.B. Hurulle.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WZMDYETEUXF589SGRAG5CXKW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WZMDYETEUXF589SGRAG5CXKW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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