• Short Summary

    CEYLON CELEBRATED HER INDEPENDENCE IN THE ANCIENT CAPITAL, THE RUINED CITY OF ANURADHAPURA, ON MONDAY.IT?

  • Description

    1.
    LV OLD DAGOBA, RUINS OF EARLIER DAGOBA IN F/G.
    0.08

    2.
    LV MONKS AND CEYLON LEADERS AT DAGOBA
    0.11

    3.
    SV MRS BANDARANAIKE ARRIVES FOR POOJA
    0.15

    4.
    SV CROWD OUTSIDE DAGOBA
    0.17

    5.
    LV DAGOBA
    0.20

    6.
    LV OFFICIAL PARTY LEAVES AFTER POOJA (2 SHOTS)
    0.26

    7.
    LV GUN SALUTE
    0.31

    8.
    SLV GOVERNOR-GENERAL WELCOMED BY MRS BANDARANAIKE FOR PARADE
    0.34

    9.
    SV PARLIAMENTARIANS
    0.38

    10.
    LV PARADE, ARMOURED CARS, ETC.
    0.42

    11.
    SLV MRS BANDARANAIKE & GOVERNOR-GENERAL ON ROSTRUM
    0.43

    12.
    SV BAND PASSES (2 SHOTS)
    0.53

    13.
    SV SOLDIERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.58

    14.
    CU MRS BANDARANAIKE AND GOVERNOR-GENERAL
    1.01

    15.
    SV & LV..NAVY DETACHMENT (2 SHOTS)
    1.02

    16.
    LV AIR FLY-PAST HELICOPTER AND BOMBERS
    1.11

    17.
    SLV NATIVE DRUMMERS
    1.13

    18.
    SLV GIRLS DANCING
    1.21



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    Background: CEYLON CELEBRATED HER INDEPENDENCE IN THE ANCIENT CAPITAL, THE RUINED CITY OF ANURADHAPURA, ON MONDAY.IT WAS THE 16TH YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE FIRST TIME THE CELEBRATIONS WERE HELD OUTSIDE COLOMBO.RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES WERE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS AND THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, MR WILLIAM GOPALLAWA, AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS BANDARANAIKE, TOOK PART IN AN OFFERING OF FLOWERS AT THE SACRED BO-TREE AT ANURADHAPURA, WHICH IS SAID TO BE TWO THOUSAND YEARS OLD.

    THEY ALSO TOOK PART IN THE CEREMONIES KNOWN AS A POOJA IN THE MASSIVE DAGOBA CALLED RUNWANVELIMAHASAYA.LATER THERE WAS A MARCH PAST AND PARADE, AND A 21-GUN SALUTE WAS FIRED TO MARK INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABCITYAK47XVDLBS5QN6CZ3DTR
    Media URN:
    VLVABCITYAK47XVDLBS5QN6CZ3DTR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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