Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: A. W. Dharmapala, B. H. Abdul Hameed, Bob Harvie, Chitrananda Abeysekera, Christopher Greet, Claude Selveratnam, Dayananda de Silva, Dayananda Gunawardena, Dharma Sri Munasinghe, Eardley Peiris, Elmo Fernando, Eric Fernando, Greg Roskowski, H. M. Gunasekera, Jimmy Bharucha, K. S. Raja, Karunaratne Abeysekera, Leon Belleth, List of Sri Lankan broadcasters, Livy Wijemanne, Mervyn Jayasuriya, Mil Sansoni, Neville Jayaweera, Nihal Bhareti, Norton Pereira, Owen de Abrew, Palitha Perera, Pearl Ondaatje, Premakeerthi de Alwis, Premasara Epasinghe, Prosper Fernando, Ranil Mallawarachchi, Rohan Shantha Bulegoda, S. P. Mylvaganam, Saman De Silva, Seelaratna Senarath, Shirley Perera, Sisira Senaratne, Sumana Jayatillake, Thevis Guruge, Tim Horshington, Vernon Corea, Vijaya Corea, Yazh Sudhakar. Excerpt: Vernon Corea (11 September 1927 - 23 September 2002) was a pioneer radio broadcaster with 45 years of public service broadcasting both in Sri Lanka and the UK. He joined Radio Ceylon, South Asia's oldest radio station, in 1956 and later the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. During his time he presented some of the most popular radio shows in South Asia, including The Maliban Show, Dial-a-Disc, Holiday Choice, Two For the Money, Take It Or Leave It, Saturday Stars, To Each His Own,Kiddies Corner, and Old Folks at Home. He was well known not only in Sri Lanka, but right across the Indian Sub-Continent from the late 1950s to the 1970s - this was in the heyday of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. Vernon Corea attended the prestigious Royal College, Colombo. He represented his school in tennis, participated in drama productions and was a member of the Royal debating team.Corea was born in Kurana, Katunayake in Ceylon on 11 September 1927. His parents were Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea, and was the brother of Ernest Corea a prominent journalist and former Ambassador to the United States. Rev. Corea was Vicar of St. Luke's Church, Borella, and St. Paul's Church, Milagiriya. His family hailed from the west coast town of Chilaw in Sri Lanka and were direct descendants of King Dominicus Corea, also known as Edirille Rala who was crowned King of Kotte and Sitawaka in 1596. His grandfather was Dr. James Alfred Ernest Corea, brother of the famed freedom fighters of Sri Lanka, Charles Edgar Corea and Victor Corea, founders of the Chilaw Association and the Ceylon National Congress. Recognising their role in the independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi, known as the 'Father of India,' visited Chilaw on his first and only visit to Ceylon in 1927 and met Vernon's grandfather in a Corea home called 'Sigiriya.' Vernon Corea was educated at Royal College, Colombo a well known education institution, in Sri Lanka. He represented the school in tennis and was
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