First heads of state and heads of delegations representing their heads of government on heads of state have started arriving in Colombo.
GVs of the Terminal building, flags etc.
Air Ceylon plane taxiing.
Prime Minister of Cape Verde Mr. Pedro Pires followed by representatives of the heads of state of Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Cameroon alight and are welcomed by the Chief of Protocol.
Mrs. Bandaranaike Prime Minister of Sri Lanka welcomes the Premier of Cape Verde and other heads of delegations.
All five led to saluting base..
All five take salute as their national anthems are played.
PM of Cape Verde followed by the other four alight and inspect Guard of Honour.
Various shots of the five inspecting Guard of Honour.
Mrs. Bandaranaike receives them again and into Terminal building.
Minister for Shipping and Tourism Mr. Kalugalle at ceremonial point.
Dr. J. Cesser of Malta, head of delegation arrives and is welcome by Mr. Kalugalle.
Various shots of Mr. Cessar taking salute, inspecting Guard of Honour, into Terminal building etc.
GV Terminal building etc.
Very heavy wind noise at the airport.
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Background: First heads of state and heads of delegations representing their heads of government on heads of state have started arriving in Colombo. Prime Minister Pedro Pyres of Cape Verde was the first to set foot in Colombo and be welcomed by Premier Mrs. Bandaranaike. He was followed by the representatives of the four more African heads of state/government Equatorial Guinea would be represented by Foreign Minister Nguema Esone Nohoma, Senegal by Foreign Minister Asanee Seck, Cameroon by Foreign Minister Jean Keutcha, and Mali by Foreign Minister Col Charles Cissokhe. All the five together took salute, then inspected Guard of Honour and were led by Premier Bandaranaike to the Terminal Building. Another arrival as head of delegation to the Summit was from Malta Dr. J. Cessar who was welcomed by the Minister For Shipping and Transport Mr. Kalugalle. He was also given ceremonial welcome due to the head of a state/government.