CHOGM 2013: Prince Charles, David Cameron, William Hague urged to honour Edward Harper’s huge contribution to Broadcasting

CHOGM 2013 will be held from 10-17 November 2013 in Colombo Sri Lanka

CHOGM 2013 will be held from 10-17 November 2013 in Colombo Sri Lanka

The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations

The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales met Vernon Corea when he was the BBC's Ethnic Minorities Advisor in the 1980s.

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales met Vernon Corea when he was the BBC’s Ethnic Minorities Advisor in the 1980s.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been asked to honour the broadcasting efforts of a GREAT BRITON, Edward Harper who lived in Ceylon from 1921-1931 at CHOGM 2013 when he is in Sri Lanka from 10th-17th November 2013.

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has been asked to honour the broadcasting efforts of a GREAT BRITON, Edward Harper who lived in Ceylon from 1921-1931 at CHOGM 2013 when he is in Sri Lanka from 10th-17th November 2013.

Britain's First Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs has been urged  to support the call for Edward Harper to be honoured at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo when he arrives in Sri Lanka.

Britain’s First Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs has been urged to support the call for Edward Harper to be honoured at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo when he arrives in Sri Lanka.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague are preparing to fly to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka from the 10th-17th 2013. Prince Charles will officially open CHOGM 2013 on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Edward Harper the Father of Broadcasting of Ceylon lived in Colombo from 1921-1931.

Edward Harper the Father of Broadcasting of Ceylon lived in Colombo from 1921-1931.

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 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.

The legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea (second from left) at Radio Ceylon in 1958. If not for Edward Harper Vernon Corea would not have had a broadcasting career of 45 years.

The legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea (second from left) at Radio Ceylon in 1958. If not for Edward Harper Vernon Corea would not have had a broadcasting career of 45 years.

People are calling on them to honour the huge contribution to world broadcasting by a GREAT BRITON, Edward Harper who is known as the Father of Broadcasting in Sri Lanka. Edward Harper was appointed Chief Engineer of the Ceylon Telegraph Office in Colombo and stayed in the city from 1921-1931.

He had a passion for broadcasting and started the first ever broadcasting experiments on the island using a wireless from a captured German submarine in 1921. That year Edward Harper founded the Ceylon Wireless Club in Colombo with Ceylonese radio enthusiasts. Those early experiments were crucial.

Edward Harper has a special place in the history of international broadcasting as broadcasting services in Sri Lanka were inaugurated only three years after broadcasting services were launched in Europe. It was all thanks to the brilliant Edward Harper. His broadcasting legacy resulted in the founding of Radio Ceylon, now the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Radio Ceylon is the oldest radio station in South Asia and the station ruled the airwaves from the 1960s – 1970s.

CHOGM 2013

CHOGM 2013

The CHOGM 2013 Official Website:
http://www.chogm2013.lk/

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