Vernon Corea – a bubbling personality says Sri Lankan mega star Mignonne Fernando

Sri Lankan mega star Mignonne Fernando of The Jetliners fame. Pho courtesy of the Sunday Times Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan mega star Mignonne Fernando of The Jetliners fame. Photograph courtesy of the Sunday Times Sri Lanka.

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon photograph taken in the 1960s.

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon photograph taken in the 1960s.

Sri Lankan mega star, Mignonne Fernando of ‘The Jetliners’ fame, paid a special tribute to legendary Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea. Mignonne wrote:

‘A bubbling Radio personality. a charming gentleman and a sincere friend to us. Happy Birthday Vernon and may the angels sing for you!’ Mignonne.

Vernon Corea’s birth anniversary fell on 11th September 2013. He would have been 86 years old.

The first ever superstar group from Sri Lanka - The Jetliners.

The first ever superstar group from Sri Lanka – The Jetliners.

The late Tony Fernando and Mignonne Fernando

The late Tony Fernando and Mignonne Fernando

He introduced Mignonne and the Jetliners at the Coconut Grove at Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the 1960s and on the airwaves of Radio Ceylon. Mignonne’s late husband, Tony Fernando was a close friend of Vernon’s.

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