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Communications executive

Livy Rajasinghe Wijemanne, Sri Lankan communications executive. Vice president Crippled Children's Aid Association, Colombo, since 1980, HavelockTown Welfare Society, Colombo, since 1984. Member Royal Commonwealth Society (president since 1984), Colombo Plan International Society (president since 1985).

Background

Wijemanne, Livy Rajasinghe was born on February 16, 1918 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Bartholamew Reginald and Lalindra (Adhihetty) Wijemanne.

Education

Student, Royal College, Colombo, 1936. Student, University College, Ceylon Law College, Colombo, 1948.

Career

English announcer Colombo Broadcasting Station, 1944-1949, controller, head broadcaster, 1949-1950. Head western programming. Radio Ceylon, Colombo, 1950-1955, assistant director commercial broadcasting, 1955-1960, additional director commercial broadcasting, 1960-1968.

Director commercial service Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, 1968-1971, director English services, 1971-1973. Administrative officer Mercantile Credit Ltd. Group, 1974-1977; advisor National Savings Bank, 1977-1978, Mahaweli Authority Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1978-1984.

Chairman Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, since 1984. Administrative secretary Museaus College.

Membership

Vice president Crippled Children's Aid Association, Colombo, since 1980, HavelockTown Welfare Society, Colombo, since 1984. Member Royal Commonwealth Society (president since 1984), Colombo Plan International Society (president since 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Ballroom dancing, yoga.

Connections

Married Gertrude Dagmar Gladys Wettasingae, October 16, 1947. Children: Jayanthi Jayewardene, Roshan Corera, Karminie DeSilva, Dhanaraj.

father:
Bartholamew Reginald Wijemanne

mother:
Lalindra (Adhihetty) Wijemanne

spouse:
Gertrude Dagmar Gladys Wettasingae

children:
Jayanthi Jayewardene Wijemanne

Roshan Corera Wijemanne

Karminie DeSilva Wijemanne

Dhanaraj Wijemanne