Vernon Corea - The Golden Voice of Radio Ceylon

Bishop's College Calcutta
Vernon - Sri Lanka's pioneering Broadcaster
Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC): The Story of Broadcasting in Sri Lanka
Vernon on the first ever television experimental program in Sri Lanka
Vernon Corea Presents...
London Sounds Eastern on BBC Radio London 206
EMCEE Column
Citizen Per-r-r-ra
Des Kelly and Bill Forbes on Vernon
Living in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Canon Ivan and Ouida Corea
Remembering Vernon
Funeral Service in Wimbledon
Memorial Service in Colombo
Radio Worldwide/WEC
Royal College Colombo
Bishop's College Calcutta
Maha Nuge Gardens
Sri Lanka Cricket
Prayers for Autism
News Articles
Dominicus Corea - King of Kotte
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Theological Training in Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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Vernon attended Bishop's Theological College in Calcutta - affiliated to Serampore University in the 1950s. He went through theological training in Calcutta in India with a view to ordination. Vernon was at Bishop's College, Calcutta from June 1950 to April 1953.
Bishop's College, Kolkata was founded by Thomas Fanshawe Middleton, the first Anglican Bishop of Calcutta.
When Vernon was in Calcutta he was the life and soul of the student community in this vibrant Indian city. He was elected President of the Ceylonese Students Association in West Bengal. He acted and directed drama productions in Calcutta, participating in many a musical show. He is remembered with affection by many of his Indian friends in Calcutta. 
Mr. A.F.Thompson, Acting Principal of Bishop's College wrote in 1968 that Vernon 'decided not to proceed with Ordination.' Vernon left Calcutta for Ceylon.

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Vernon Corea and Bishop's Theological College in Calcutta