Vernon Corea (1927 – 2002)
A Memorial Service for the legendary Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea will be held on Saturday 29th September 2012 at 5 p.m.
Vernon Corea had a career of 45 years of public service broadcasting in Sri Lanka and in the United Kingdom. He was a pioneer – he joined Radio Ceylon as a Relief Announcer in 1956 and when he left the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation asDirector News. He was the BBC’s FIRST EVER Ethnic Minorities Adviser and the first Asian to be appointed to Senior Management at the Corporation. Vernon Corea also presented the historic and hugely popular ‘London Sounds Eastern’ on BBC Radio London.
The Speaker at Vernon Corea’s Memorial Service will be Dr. Vijaya Corea, Sri Lanka’s Number one media personality and former Director-General of te Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. The award winning Sri Lankan singer/songwriter of ‘Master Sir’ fame Nimal Mendis will be speaking and singing his compositions.
Refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome.
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Radio Ceylon and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Broadcaster Vernon Corea’s Memorial Service marking his 10th Death Anniversary will be held at St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya on Saturday 29th September 2012 at 5 p.m.
St.Paul’s Church Milagiriya in Colombo Sri Lanka will host Vernon Corea’s Memorial Service.
Vernon Corea’s father, Reverend Canon Ivan Corea was Vicar of St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya from 1954 – 1961.
This is a portrait of Jesus Christ washing the feet of his disciples hangs in St.Paul’s Church, Milagiriya.
The altar at St. Paul’s Church Milagiriya
The Courtyard of St.Paul’s Church Milagiriya