Syreeta Wright – Harmour Love – 1975

Syreeta Wright

Syreeta Wright

‘Harmour Love’ was sung by the late Syreeta Wright – featuring the great Stevie Wonder was released in the United Kingdom in 1975 when Vernon Corea and his family arrived in London.

Sadly Syreeta died of breast and bone cancer in 2004. This was a huge hit in the UK.She was married to Stevie Wonder.

The Nimal Mendis tribute to Vernon Corea at St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya in 2012

Nimal Mendis with the Kandyans in the 1950s. Broadcaster Vernon Corea helped to make Nimal a houseld name in Sri Lanka by playing all his records on his radio programmes on Radio Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s.

Nimal Mendis with the Kandyans in the 1950s. Broadcaster Vernon Corea helped to make Nimal a houseld name in Sri Lanka by playing all his records on his radio programmes on Radio Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s.

The legendary Sri Lankan musician Nimal Mendis paid a tribute to his friend Vernon Corea at the 10th Death Anniversary of Vernon’s held at St. Paul’s Church in Milagririya in September 2012. In the 1950s Vernon played all of Nimal’s records on his radio programmes over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon in South Asia. It helped to catapult Nimal Mendis into a household name in Sri Lanka, his songs were heard right across South Asia.

Nimal Mendis passed away in Colombo Sri Lanka in April 2015.

Nimal Mendis visited Vernon Corea and his family when they were living at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens in Colombo in the 1960s and 1970s.

Nimal Mendis visited Vernon Corea and his family when they were living at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens in Colombo in the 1960s and 1970s.

Top Sri Lankan singer-songwriter Nimal Mendis and the veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran with the photograph of legendary Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Vernon Corea.

Top Sri Lankan singer-songwriter Nimal Mendis and the veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran with the photograph of legendary Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Vernon Corea.

Vernon Corea with Nimal Mendis and family in the 1980s in Wimbledon Village.

Vernon Corea with Nimal Mendis and family in the 1980s in Wimbledon Village.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Nimal Mendis

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  pays tribute to the legendary Nimal Mendis who passed away in Colombo last week.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe pays tribute to the legendary Nimal Mendis who passed away in Colombo last week.

Nimal and Ranjini Mendis with Paul Marie Mendis.

Nimal and Ranjini Mendis with Paul Marie Mendis.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has paid tribute to the late Nimal Mendis who passed away in Colombo recently.

http://www.pressreader.com/sri-lanka/daily-mirror-sri-lanka/20150418/281685433378253/TextView

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena pays his respects at the funeral of Nimal Mendis in Colombo Sri Lanka

The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena paid his respects at the funeral of Nimal Mendis in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Nimal’s son Paul Marie is next to the Sri Lankan President.

The President of Sri Lanka pays his respects to the late Nimal Mendis, the legendary Sri Lankan singer/songwriter.

The President of Sri Lanka pays his respects to the late Nimal Mendis, the legendary Sri Lankan singer/songwriter.

http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&nid=2057