In the summer of 1986 Vernon Corea travelled to the City of New York in the United States of America. He visited the ‘Big Apple,’ on route to Washington D.C. where his brother Ambassador Ernest Corea was due to hand over the reigns as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States. Vernon stayed in New York with his wife Monica’s sister Daisy’s daughter Rohini de Silva and her husband Nimal. The couple lived in New Jersey.
Vernon’s friend Bill Mial from Trans-World Radio visited him in New York and had lunch with him at Rohini’s residence. Vernon visited the sites including the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations building and the World Trade Center – the Twin Towers. Vernon also travelled to the US Headquarters of the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade in Virginia to visit old friends including Maria Baro.