Shirley Corea Minister of Commerce mentioned in Philip Crowe’s ‘Diversions of A Diplomat in Ceylon’ published in 1956

Shirley Corea was Minister of Commerce in the Government of Ceylon.

Shirley Corea was Minister of Commerce in the Government of Ceylon.

Diversions of a Diplomat in Ceylon  - the memoirs of US Diplomat Philip Crowe.

Diversions of a Diplomat in Ceylon – the memoirs of US Diplomat Philip Crowe.

Philip Crowe was the US Ambassador in Ceylon, his first appointment as Ambassador from 1953-1956.

Philip Crowe was the US Ambassador in Ceylon, his first appointment as Ambassador from 1953-1956.

Vernon Corea’s uncle Shirley Corea who was Minister of Commerce in the Government of Ceylon was mentioned by US Diplomat, Philip Crowe in his book ‘Diversions of a Diplomat in Ceylon,’ published in 1956. Philip Crowe writes:

‘Except for a few rock massifs from which one can see safely, it is a law of the park that the animals must be viewed from cars. Accordingly, we split our party into two troops and sallied forth in the dawns and sunsets;for from first light to about eight a.m. and from four to twilight are the best times. Then the heat of the day is gone and the jungle dwellers are moving. The animals have become so used to the sight of the cars that they pay little attention to them. A person on foot, however, would make them very nervous and, in the case of the bear or elephant, perhaps dangerous. There are exceptions. Recently, the Honourable Shirley Corea, Minister of Commerce, was chased in a jeep by an unimpressed pachyderm….’

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