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Vernon Corea was born in Kurana, Katunayake in Ceylon on 11th September 1927. His parents were Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea. Rev. Corea was Vicar of St.Luke's Church, Borella, and St.Paul's Church, Milagiriya.
Vernon Corea joined Radio Ceylon as a Relief Announcer in 1956. He became well known as The Golden Voice of Radio Ceylon, presenting shows of popular music, especially Bollywood and other filmi music. He was later News Director at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
He and his family migrated to England in 1975. Vernon Corea worked for WEC, then for BBC Radio London as a presenter for the popular London Sounds Eastern. In 1978 he was appointed Ethnic Minorities Adviser to the BBC; he held this post until his retirement.
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