A visit to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation

Recently Vernon Corea’s son, Ivan visited the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and met with the new Chairman, Attorney At Law Nanda Muruttettuwegama, SLBC staff at the station including veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran, Nihal Bhareti and the legendary composer and singer/songwriter Nimal Mendis and his son Paul Marie Mendis. It was a wonderful meeting at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation – joining them were the top SLBC producer Indira Priyadarshini Nawagamuwa and members of the Radio Ceylon Facebook Group Chrismarlon Perera and Shantilal Vairwaranathan.

Ivan was interviewed by SLBC legend Nihal Bhareti over the airwaves of the station.

Chris Marlon Perera of the Radio Ceylon Facebook Group with Ivan Corea in the foyer  of the SLBC.

Chris Marlon Perera of the Radio Ceylon Facebook Group with Ivan Corea in the foyer of the SLBC.

The entrance to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

The entrance to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Ivan Corea near the original foundation stone of Radio Ceylon - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in Colombo.

Ivan Corea near the original foundation stone of Radio Ceylon – Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in Colombo.

Top Sri Lankan singer-songwriter Nimal Mendis and the veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran with the photograph of legendary Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Vernon Corea.

Top Sri Lankan singer-songwriter Nimal Mendis and the veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran with the photograph of legendary Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Vernon Corea.

 Attorney At Law Nanda Muruttettuwegama the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with Ivan Corea - on the right of the picture.

Attorney At Law Nanda Muruttettuwegama the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with Ivan Corea – on the right of the picture.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcasters with Ivan Corea and Nimal Mendis.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcasters with Ivan Corea and Nimal Mendis.

Ivan Corea with top singer-songwriter Nimal Mendis and veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran near his father's photograph at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea with top singer-songwriter Nimal Mendis and veteran broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran near his father’s photograph at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea with the legendary Radio Ceylon Broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Ivan Corea with the legendary Radio Ceylon Broadcaster K.S.Sivakumaran at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation legend Nihal Bhareti interviews Ivan Corea in a studio.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation legend Nihal Bhareti interviews Ivan Corea in a studio.

Ivan Corea with senior journalists in the News Division of the SLBC. The late Vernon Corea was Director News of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in 1975.

Ivan Corea with senior journalists in the News Division of the SLBC. The late Vernon Corea was Director News of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in 1975.

The massive transmitter of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

The massive transmitter of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

At the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation - Radio Sri Lanka.

At the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation – Radio Sri Lanka.

With the photograph of the late Vernon Corea, legendary broadcaster of Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

With the photograph of the late Vernon Corea, legendary broadcaster of Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

SLBC Newsreader Viran Corea and Snathilal Vairwaranathan at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

SLBC Newsreader Viran Corea and Snathilal Vairwaranathan at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea presents SLBC English Services Director Yusuf Noordeen in memory of his late father Vernon Corea at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea donates some CDs to SLBC English Services Director Yusuf Noordeen in memory of his late father Vernon Corea in Mr. Noordeen’s office at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

In the canteen of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

In the canteen of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea with top Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Sri Lanka) Producer Indira Priyadarshini Nawagamuwa.

Ivan Corea with top Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Sri Lanka) Producer Indira Priyadarshini Nawagamuwa.

With the photograph of legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri  Lanka)

With the photograph of legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

The entrance of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

The entrance of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea with the new SLBC Chairman Attorney At Law Nanda Muruttettuwegama - Sri Lanka Broadcasting   Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

Ivan Corea with the new SLBC Chairman Attorney At Law Nanda Muruttettuwegama – Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

At the English Services of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with SLBC Director Yusuf Noordeen.

At the English Services of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with SLBC Director Yusuf Noordeen.

The airwaves of Radio Ceylon a remant of the old building from 1948.

The airwaves of Radio Ceylon a remant of the old building from 1948.

The tablet unveiled in 1967 at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

The tablet unveiled in 1967 at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka)

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