Ceylon attains Dominion status, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attend the ceremony.
Full title reads: "CEYLON GAINS INDEPENDENCE".
Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Several shots of Colombo harbour. Flags flying over archway. Several shots of the people walking on pavement. Streets heavily decorated. Vendors on pavement. Close up shots of the people on the streets, some children.
Crowd - heads turn to procession. Panning shot of car with Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in it moving from left to right. Troops at salute. Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry) at the salute. Duke of Gloucester walks over to flag. Duchess of Gloucester and two ladies sitting down watching the ceremony. Raising the flag by Mr Sennanayake, Prime Minister of Ceylon.