Sunday Island Newspaper 2013 feature – Vernon Corea’s links with the Commonwealth

Vernon Corea 1927-2002

The Sunday Island Newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka published a feature marking the 2013 birth and death anniversaries of Vernon Corea.

Vernon Corea’s Link with the Commonwealth
11th Death Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Legendary Broadcaster

The death anniversary of the legendary Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea falls on the 23rd of September 2013. Vernon Corea’s 86th birth anniversary falls on the 11th of September this year. He was born in 1927 and died in 2002. People still remember the lovable radio personality who was one of the most popular English announcers of the Commercial Service of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation from the 1950s to the 1970s. Vernon Corea joined Radio Ceylon in 1956 and left the radio station as Director News of the SLBC in 1975. He has made a huge impact in the field of broadcasting in Sri Lanka.

Vernon was also the first ever presenter on the…

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