• Short Summary

    In the cool quietude of Polwatta Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Ceylon, newly appointed Premier Wijayananda Dahanayake prayed, September 30, for wisdom and guidance, for calm and the restoration of peace in his troubled country.

  • Description

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    GV Polwatta Temple.
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    2.
    SV Prime Minister lays flowers.
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    CU Statue of Buddha.
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    SV Prime Minister on floor, chants and prays.
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    LV Others around Prime Minister.
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    SV Prime Minister on floor, prays and gets up.
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    SV Priests look on.
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    SCU Prime Minister prays.
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    SV Flower tributes.
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    LV Prime Minister bows and prays.
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    SCU Prime Minister walks to light oil lamp.
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    SV Lighting oil lamp.
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    13.
    SCU Ditto walks to pray.
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    CU Bows and prays.
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    15.
    SV Bows and prays.
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    LV People around Prime Minister and car.
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    SV Prime Minister into car.
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    18.
    CU Sign "Temple Trees".
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    LV Temple trees residence.
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    Initials S-D/AHS/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the cool quietude of Polwatta Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Ceylon, newly appointed Premier Wijayananda Dahanayake prayed, September 30, for wisdom and guidance, for calm and the restoration of peace in his troubled country.

    A former Trotskyist, jailed by the British during World War Two, Premier Dahanayake has never travelled out of Ceylon. He is a bachelor, and a teacher by profession. his hubbies; verse-writing and parodies.

    Politically the new Premier is of the same party as the late Mr. Bandaranaike. In a broadcast after his appointment, he said he would continue the policies of his predecessor.

    While Premier Dehanayake prayed, thousands of Sinhalese filed pant the open coffin of the late Premier Bendaranaike, lying-in-state in his home where assassin's bullets cut him down, September 26.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADI87JULUW0YDPYJXW8RX5DPG9
    Media URN:
    VLVADI87JULUW0YDPYJXW8RX5DPG9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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