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

Vernon Corea 1927-2002

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.

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.

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