Sir Claude Corea, Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala at 10 Downing Street in 1955

The Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala, Viscount Soulbury and Vernon Corea's uncle Sir Claude Corea.

The Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala, Viscount Soulbury and Vernon Corea’s uncle Sir Claude Corea.

A diplomatic invitation from Sir Claude Corea and Lady Corea when Sir Claude was Ceylon's Ambassador in the United States of America. Sir Claude Corea was High Commissioner of Ceylon from 1954 to 1957 in the United Kingdom.

A diplomatic invitation from Sir Claude Corea and Lady Corea when Sir Claude was Ceylon’s Ambassador in the United States of America. Sir Claude Corea was High Commissioner of Ceylon from 1954 to 1957 in the United Kingdom.

Here is a rare film report from PATHE NEWS in the United Kingdom showing Vernon Corea’s uncle, Sir Claude Corea who was High Commissioner of Ceylon in London with the Prime Minister of Ceylon, Sir John Kotelawala at 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister of Great Britain Sir Winston Churchill. Many Commonwealth Prime Ministers attended the high level meeting at 10 Downing Street including the Prime Minister of India Pandit Nehru.

The British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill was 80 years old at the time of his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala and Vernon’s uncle, Sir Claude Corea.

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