Reverend Canon Ivan Corea mentioned in ‘The Most Dangerous Moment of the War – Japan’s attack on the Indian Ocean’ book

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Vernon and Ernest Corea’s late father, the Reverend Canon Ivan Corea has been mentioned in a book, ‘The Most Dangerous Moment of the War – Japan’s Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942,’ by writer John Clancy. The book mentions that Reverend Canon Ivan Corea was preaching in a service at St. Luke’s Church Borella in Sri Lanka when the Japanese zero aircraft attacked Colombo on the 5th of April, 1942. RAF Hurricane Aircraft engaged the Japanese zero aircraft high above the church that morning.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=czMZCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA6&dq=the+most+dangerous+moment+of+the+war+japans+attack+on+the+indian+ocean+1942&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVnd-4_MTJAhUJWBoKHTr_AWsQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=the%20most%20dangerous%20moment%20of%20the%20war%20japans%20attack%20on%20the%20indian%20ocean%201942&f=false

E.K.Perera (Dickie Perera) was the first Sri Lankan Director News of Radio Ceylon

E.K.Perera who was also known as Dickie Perera created history when he was appointed the first Sri Lankan Director News of Radio Ceylon in the 1960s. He was a friend of Vernon Corea.

E.K.Perera who was also known as Dickie Perera created history when he was appointed the first Sri Lankan Director News of Radio Ceylon in the 1960s. He was a friend of Vernon Corea.

E.K.Perera also known as Dickie Perera was the first Sri Lankan Director News of Radio Ceylon now known as the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. A former teacher he was a product of Royal College Colombo. He was a friend of Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea and visited him when Vernon lived at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens in Colombo. Dickie Perera left the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and migrated to the United Kingdom. He met up with Vernon Corea in London in the 1970s.

Here is a short article on E.K.Perera published in ‘The Island’ newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2005:

http://www.island.lk/2005/06/07/features5.html

CHOGM 2013: The Final Communique – from the Commonwealth Heads of Government

The Group Photograph from CHOGM 2013 of the Commonwealth Leaders.

The Group Photograph from CHOGM 2013 of the Commonwealth Leaders.

The Final Communique from CHOGM 2013 – the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/final-communique-and-statement/CHOGM+2013+Communique.pdf

CHOGM 2013: ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Us’ Student Parade at Independence Hall Colombo

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‘Tomorrow Belongs to Us’ CHOGM 2013 Students Parade at the Independence Hall in Colombo marking the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka.

CHOGM 2013: Prince Charles visited the Colombo National Museum

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales talking to Sri Lankan school children at the Colombo National Museum during CHOGM 2013.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales talking to Sri Lankan school children at the Colombo National Museum during CHOGM 2013.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles visited the Colombo National Museum on Friday. Camilla Duchess of Cornwall was Chief Guest at a Book Exhibition at the Colombo Public Library.

CHOGM 2013: Muttiah Muralitharan plays a ‘doosra’ at British PM David Cameron

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron currently in Sri Lanka had requested this meeting – in the middle – on the pitch at the Colombo Cricket Ground. David Cameron was facing the world’s greatest spin bowler, the ‘Master of Spin,’ a Sri Lankan National Hero, Muttiah Muralitharan – he gave Cameron one of his specialities, a ‘doosra.’. Murali now retired from first class cricket was a member of the winning Sri Lankan team of 1996 and they won the Wills World Cup. ‘Murali went easy on me,’ tweeted Prime Minister David Cameron who is attending CHOGM 2013 – the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Watch Murali’s interview with Jon Snow of Channel 4 with TV footage of David Cameron facing the man who claimed 800 wickets, one of cricket’s all time greats:

CHOGM 2013 - Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with the world's best spin bowler, national hero of Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan. (Phot by the Presidential Unit)

CHOGM 2013 – Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with the world’s best spin bowler, national hero of Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan. (Phot by the Presidential Unit)

The Sri Lankan Spin King Muttiah Muralitharan met the legendary broadcaster of Radio Ceylon/SLBC and the BBC, Vernon Corea in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster in London. Murali has also met Vernon Corea’s family at the Festival of Cricket in the United Kingdom in the 1990s.

Muttiah Muralitharan - Sri Lanka's best ever spin bowler with Prime Minister David Cameron at the Colombo Cricket Grounds during CHOGM 2013.

Muttiah Muralitharan – Sri Lanka’s best ever spin bowler with Prime Minister David Cameron at the Colombo Cricket Grounds during CHOGM 2013.(Photo by the Presidential Unit)

Prime Minister David Cameron hooks one off Muttiah Muralitharan at the Colombo Cricket Grounds.

Prime Minister David Cameron hooks one off Muttiah Muralitharan at the Colombo Cricket Grounds.

Muttiah Muralitharan’s views as reported in the London Times:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/article3924011.ece

Photographs of Muttiah Muralitharan and David Cameron courtesy of the Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Sunday Island Newspaper 2013 feature – Vernon Corea’s links with the Commonwealth

Vernon Corea 1927-2002

The Sunday Island Newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka published a feature marking the 2013 birth and death anniversaries of Vernon Corea.

Vernon Corea’s Link with the Commonwealth
11th Death Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Legendary Broadcaster

The death anniversary of the legendary Radio Ceylon/SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea falls on the 23rd of September 2013. Vernon Corea’s 86th birth anniversary falls on the 11th of September this year. He was born in 1927 and died in 2002. People still remember the lovable radio personality who was one of the most popular English announcers of the Commercial Service of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation from the 1950s to the 1970s. Vernon Corea joined Radio Ceylon in 1956 and left the radio station as Director News of the SLBC in 1975. He has made a huge impact in the field of broadcasting in Sri Lanka.

Vernon was also the first ever presenter on the…

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