The Corea Family have played a key role within the Commonwealth. Vernon Corea’s brother was Ernest Corea, a distinguished diplomat and journalist. Ambassador Ernest Corea was appointed Chairperson of the Commonwealth Select Committee on the media and development in the 1980s.
Ernest Corea was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States of America when Ronald Reagan was US President. He was also Ambassador to Mexico, Cuba and he was a High Commissioner to Canada.
Ernest was a distinguished journalist – he was Editor of the Ceylon Daily News and the Ceylon Observer.He is President, Media Task Force Global Co-operation Council and is a Consultant to the World Bank.