Previously unseen photographs of the legendary Radio Ceylon/SLBC/BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea

Vernon Corea (Second from right) with the Chairman and Director-General of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Ridgeway Tillekeratne in 1974 at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake in Sri Lanka.

Vernon Corea (Second from right) with the Chairman and Director-General of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Ridgeway Tillekeratne in 1974 at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake in Sri Lanka.

 

Vernon Corea chooses a record by Satchmo, Louis Armstrong from the Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation record library to play on one of his iconic radio programmes over the airwaves of the radio station in the 1960s.

Vernon Corea chooses a record by Satchmo, Louis Armstrong from the Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation record library to play on one of his iconic radio programmes over the airwaves of the radio station in the 1960s.

 

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon/SLBC with a radio guest.

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon/SLBC with a radio guest.

 

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation here on the dance floor with his wife Monica Corea - Vernon Corea was the Chief Guest at an event in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the 1960s.

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation here on the dance floor with his wife Monica Corea – Vernon Corea was the Chief Guest at an event in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the 1960s.

 

Legendary Broadcaster Vernon Corea (third from left) here representing the British Broadcasting Corporation at an event in the UK. Vernon was the BBC's first ever Ethnic Minorities Adviser and Presenter of 'London Sounds Eastern' over the airwaves of BBC Radio London.

Legendary Broadcaster Vernon Corea (third from left) here representing the British Broadcasting Corporation at an event in the UK. Vernon was the BBC’s first ever Ethnic Minorities Adviser and Presenter of ‘London Sounds Eastern’ over the airwaves of BBC Radio London.

 

BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea here with guests at his BBC Office in The Langham in London.

BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea here with guests at his BBC Office in The Langham in London.

 

The BBC's Ethnic Minorities Adviser Vernon Corea here with his BBC Team in his office at The Langham in London in the 1980s.

The BBC’s Ethnic Minorities Adviser Vernon Corea here with his BBC Team in his office at The Langham in London in the 1980s.

 

Vernon Corea, the BBC's Ethnic Minorities Adviser with fellow broadcasters.

Vernon Corea, the BBC’s Ethnic Minorities Adviser with fellow broadcasters.

 

BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea here as a Chief Guest at a Broadcasting Prize Giving Event in the UK.

BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea here as a Chief Guest at a Broadcasting Prize Giving Event in the UK.

 

 

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