John F. Kennedy meets Ceylonese Parliamentary Delegation, 14 June 1961

President John F. Kennedy Meets with Members of the Parliament of Ceylon,  14 June 1961

President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the Parliament of Ceylon. President Kennedy sits in a rocking chair and the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs Walt W. Rostow stands fourth from the left (behind two men). Also included in the President’s schedule: Leader of the Ceylonese House of Representatives, Charles Percival de Silva; Clerk of the House, Ralph St. L. P. Deraniyagala; Members of the House, Sir Razik Fareed, Dr. N. M. Perera, Jinadasa Don Weerasekera; Ambassador of Ceylon, R. S. S. Gunewardene; Director of the United States Operations Mission to Ceylon, James C. Baird, Jr. Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.


Series Number: 01.
Copyright Status: Public Domain
Credit Line: Abbie Rowe (1905-1967)
White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Digital Identifier: JFKWHP-AR6639-A
  • When John F.Kennedy was assassinated it was Vernon Corea who produced the tribute from Radio Ceylon:
  • Radio Ceylon broadcast the meeting of a Ceylonese delegation and President John F.Kennedy at the White House in the 1960s ….

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