• Short Summary

    On the face of the Finance Minister, Mr.Stanley de Zoysa's admission that a person connected?

  • Description

    1.
    The Senate building.


    2.
    The Prime Minister, Mr. Dahanayaka arrives at the Cabinet office.


    3.
    The Minister of Justice, Mr.Valentine Jayawickrama arrives.


    4.
    Cutaway. Police officers at the entrance


    5.
    "Cabinet" signboard.


    6 and 7.
    Messrs Mediwaka and A.P. Jayasuriya arrive


    8.
    Mr. Mustapha, acting Finance Minister of Finance arrives.


    9.
    Cutaway - Police


    10, 11 and 12.
    The Minister for Industries, Mr. Munasinghe, Mr. Henry Abeywickrama, Minister of Transport, and the new Minister of Health-Mr. Kalugala arrive.


    13.
    Cutaway


    14.
    The burly Mr. Marikkar, Minister of Posts, in jovial mood, comes in.


    15.
    Mounted Policeman patrolling


    16.
    Mr. C. P. De, Silva , who underwent treatment in London recently comes in.


    17.
    The Minister of Trade and Commerce, Mr. R. G. Senanayake comes in.


    18 and 19.
    Shots of Colombo's new Light house and the Parliament building. These may be joined to the beginning.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the face of the Finance Minister, Mr.Stanley de Zoysa's admission that a person connected with the assassination of the Prime Minister was his (Mr. De Zoysa's) friend, the big question of the day was the propriety of his continuing in office. An emergency meeting of the Cabinet was held to discuss primarily this matter. At this meeting which was held in close session, it was decided not to press for the immediate removal of the Finance Minister while he was representing Ceylon at Canberra. He is due back on Nov. 16. It was also decided that the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Sidney de Zoysa (brother of the Finance Minister) should be kept clear of the investigations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MTSHHKDBQQ9MTSFRC8TG1A82
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MTSHHKDBQQ9MTSFRC8TG1A82
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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