The Radio Ceylon Handbook published in Sri Lanka in 1960

Here are some interesting pages and photographs of the Radio Ceylon Handbook published in 1960 in Colombo,Sri Lanka. At the time Vernon Corea was playing a leading role in the Commercial Service of Radio Ceylon.

The Radio Ceylon Handbook published in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1960 – Vernon Corea was presenting a number of popular radio programmes at the time. Radio Ceylon was enjoying huge popularity as ‘King of the Airwaves’ in South Asia.

The Message from the Director-General of Radio Ceylon from the station’s handbook of 1960.

Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – Administration

Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – Programme Officers

Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – Sunday Choice received 8,000 letters from listeners across the island.

Some photographs of Radio Ceylon –

Radio Ceylon engineer, A.W.Dharmapala (right) showing the radio equipment from the German submarine – used in the radio experiments initiated by Edward Harper and the Ceylon Wireless Club in the 1920s.

Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – A Programme Meeting of the National Service – Thevis Guruge is in the picture.

The Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – The Control Room of the station.

The Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – The Programme Organiser of the English Service, Pearl Ondaatje directing a play from a Radio Ceylon studio.

Priya Samaraweera reading a news bulletin

A Programme Assistant Mrs Merle Swan conducting a special Christmas programme for Women in a Radio Ceylon studio.

Clifford Dodd, Director, leads a meeting of the Commercial Service of Radio Ceylon in 1960 – Vernon Corea is seated second from the right – next to Pearl Ondaatje.

HRH Queen Elizabeth’s broadcast over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon – you can see the Radio Ceylon emblem on the microphone used by Her Majesty the Queen.

From a Radio Ceylon studio, Mr. S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike participates in a radio link discussion with Lord Campion and Mr. Dingle Foot in a BBC studio.

The Indian Premier, Jawaharlal Nehru broadcasting over Radio Ceylon.

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