It is with sadness that we record the sudden passing away of Sujeewa Prasad in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was a real live wire on the Radio Ceylon Facebook Group and a dedicated listener of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Sujeewa was a regular contributor to the Radio Ceylon Facebook Group sharing his tastes in music and his views. He was a kind and supportive human being – a good man. Sujeewa represented the Radio Ceylon Facebook Group at the Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 10th death anniversary of Sri Lankan broadcaster Vernon Corea at St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya in Colombo, Sri Lanka in September 2012. He recorded the service and uploaded it on youtube. He became a friend of Vernon’s family and met Vernon’s daughter Ouida Corea Wickramaratne and her family when they visited Sri Lanka. He was in constant touch with Vernon’s children.
This is what Sujeewa wrote on this tribute site in August 2014:
‘Vernon Corea was a enormous character of the media field in Sri Lanka. He was well known not only in Sri Lanka, but right across the Indian Sub-Continent from the late 1950s to the 1970s – this was in the heyday of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia
As a Radio Ceylon Face Book Fan, I am so proud to mentioned here that I got a chance to join his 10th death anniversary which was took place at the St. Paul’s – Milagiriya Church 2012, invited by his loving daughter, Ouida Corea Wickramarathne and his loving Son Ivan Corea.
Further, I will appreciate the invaluable co-operation of our friend Chris Marlon Perera to made this presentation to the Chairman of the station.’
May Sujeewa’s soul rest in peace………
These are the funeral arrangements for Sujeewa Prasad – people could pay their respects at the burial at Maharagama Cemetery at 3 pm on Sunday 26th October 2014.