E.K.Perera who was also known as Dickie Perera created history when he was appointed the first Sri Lankan Director News of Radio Ceylon in the 1960s. He was a friend of Vernon Corea.
E.K.Perera also known as Dickie Perera was the first Sri Lankan Director News of Radio Ceylon now known as the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. A former teacher he was a product of Royal College Colombo. He was a friend of Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea and visited him when Vernon lived at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens in Colombo. Dickie Perera left the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and migrated to the United Kingdom. He met up with Vernon Corea in London in the 1970s.
Here is a short article on E.K.Perera published in ‘The Island’ newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2005: