Death of veteran journalist Elmo Fernando | Daily News

Death of veteran journalist Elmo Fernando

 

Veteran journalist and announcer Elmo Fernando passed away at the age of 75. Fernando joined the then Radio Ceylon in the early 1960s as a reporter and became a producer and an announcer there.

He was a popular announcer, a news caster and a programme producer as well as a news reporter.

Fernando joined Radio Veritas in Philipines in 1984 as an announcer. Later he joined the British Broadcasting Corporation as its Colombo Correspondent. He was a Colombo correspondent of the BBC for over 20 years.

His funeral took place at the Pelawatte Roman Catholic Church cemetery yesterday amidst a large gathering of journalists and media personnel. 

 


 

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