CHOGM 2013: British High Commissioner John Rankin & Staff prepare for Prince Charles’ 65th Birthday Celebrations in Colombo

British High Commissioner here at the Thanksgiving Service for Radio Ceylon/SLBC and BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea at St.Paul's Milagiriya in 2012 will oversee the 65th Birthday celebrations of the Prince of Wales in Colombo.

British High Commissioner John Rankin, here at the Thanksgiving Service for Radio Ceylon/SLBC and BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea, at St.Paul’s Milagiriya in 2012 will oversee the 65th Birthday celebrations of the Prince of Wales in Colombo.(Photo courtesy of the Corea Family)

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales here with US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington will celebrate his 65th Birthday at the British High Commission in Colombo when he attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales here with US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington will celebrate his 65th Birthday at the British High Commission in Colombo when he attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka.(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

British Prime Minister David Cameron will be present at the function in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Charles the Prince of Wales in Sri Lanka. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

British Prime Minister David Cameron will be present at the function in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Charles the Prince of Wales in Sri Lanka. Britain’s Prime Minister will join Commonwealth Leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka – CHOGM 2013.(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Foreign Secretary William Hague will be present at the function for the Prince  of Wales.  The British Foreign Secretary is also attending CHOGM 2013. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Foreign Secretary William Hague will be present at the function for the Prince of Wales. The British Foreign Secretary is also attending CHOGM 2013. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Commonwealth Secretary-General His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma who is spearheading CHOGM 2013 will be there to wish the Prince of Wales on his 65th Birthday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo courtesy of the Commonwealth Secretariat)

Commonwealth Secretary-General His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma who is spearheading CHOGM 2013 will be there to wish the Prince of Wales on his 65th Birthday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo courtesy of the Commonwealth Secretariat)

The British High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka are preparing to host the 65th Birthday celebrations of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales who will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - CHOGM 2013. (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission)

The British High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka is preparing to host the 65th Birthday celebrations of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales who will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM 2013. (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission)

British High Commissioner John Rankin and staff at the British High Commission are preparing to celebrate the 65th Birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales when he flies in to Colombo to open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka. The celebrations will be held at the British High Commission in Colombo. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary William Hague, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma are all scheduled to be there.

High Commissioner John Rankin attended the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Radio Ceylon/SLBC and BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea in 2012 at St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya in Colombo. The British High Commissioner told the Corea Family that he was there to honour the service to the UK by Vernon Corea who was the BBC’s Ethnic Minorities Adviser and presenter of the hugely popular ‘London Sounds Eastern’ on BBC Radio London 206. Vernon Corea had a distinguished broadcasting career spanning 45 years in Sri Lanka and in the UK. He would not have had this broadcasting career if not for the work of Edward Harper.

People are calling on Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and British Prime Minister David Cameron to publicly acknowledge the amazing service to world broadcasting by a GREAT BRITON, Edward Harper, Chief Engineer of the Ceylon Telegraph Office from 1921-1931 who made the first broadcasting experiments in South Asia and brought broadcasting to Sri Lanka only 3 years after broadcasting services in Europe.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s