Prime Ministers of Ceylon in London with British Royalty and British Prime Ministers

Here are some rare photographs of Prime Ministers of Ceylon with British Royalty and British Prime Ministers at Commonwealth Prime Ministers meetings in London from the 1940s to the 1960s.

The first Prime Minister of Ceylon D.S.Senanayake with King George VI at Buckingham Palace in 1949:

Prime Minister D.S.Senanayake and King Georgve VI with Commonwealth Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London in 1949.

Prime Minister D.S.Senanayake and King Georgve VI with Commonwealth Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London in 1949.

The Queen with Prime Minister of Ceylon Dudley Senanayke in 1952:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake in 1952 at Buckingham Palace in London.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake in 1952 at Buckingham Palace in London.

Queen Elizabeth with Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala in 1955:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala at Buckingham Palace in London in 1955.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala at Buckingham Palace in London in 1955.

Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street in 1956:

The Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street with Commonwealth Prime Ministers in 1956.

The Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street with Commonwealth Prime Ministers in 1956.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1961:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike at Buckingham Palace in London in 1961.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike at Buckingham Palace in London in 1961.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1964:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Commonwealth Leaders at Buckingham Palace in 1964.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Commonwealth Leaders at Buckingham Palace in 1964.

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Jimmy Bharucha

Vernon Corea worked with Jimmy Bharucha at Radio Ceylon and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Jimmy Bharucha died in 2005 in Sri Lanka.

Vernon Corea worked with many great broadcasters of Radio Ceylon and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Once such announcer was the late Jimmy Bharucha.

Information on Jimmy Bharucha on Wikipedia:

Jimmy Bharucha, called a ‘colossus in Sri Lanka‘s broadcasting world’ died in Colombo in June 2005.

Bharucha who was educated at St.Peter’s College,Colombo, had a career in broadcasting spanning 46 years. He was a pioneer of Radio Ceylon and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and his velvet voice was popular not only in Sri Lanka but across the Indian sub-continent.

He joined the Commercial Service of Radio Ceylon on September 17, 1951, the station is the oldest in South Asia. Bharucha joined the Commercial Service under the stewardship of Clifford Dodd, who arrived in Ceylon to become the Director of the Commercial Service — Dodd was seconded to Ceylon under the Colombo Plan. Jimmy Bharucha joined the great announcers of Radio Ceylon playing western music. The entire radio station consisted of 45 members of staff including announcers in 1951. He presented some popular programmes including ‘Crookes Hit Parade, Film Magazine, Take It Or Leave It, Melodies and Memories’ among them. Radio Ceylon was ‘King of the Airwaves,’ in the 1950s and 1960s – millions tuned into the radio station – right across South Asia.

Senior Management at the SLBC

Jimmy Bharucha was appointed to senior management positions — as Director, News, and Director, Foreign Relations— he was also Director/Secretary to the Board with the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.