Veteran journalist Elmo Fernando passed away at his residence yesterday (10th) night. He was 75 years old. His remains are currently kept at No. 314 B, Aruppitiya, Pelawatte, Battaramulla. The final rites will be conducted at Pelawatta Roman Catholic Church Burial Grounds at 4.00 pm today.
Mr. Elmo Fernando joined the SLBC in 1967 and was a popular announcer, a news caster, a programme producer and a news reporter.
In 1984 he left SLBC and joined Veritas catholic radio service in Philippines. In 1994 he joined the BBC Sinhala Service and served as the Colombo correspondent for more than 20 years.
Mr. Elmo Fernando guided young journalists and was an inspiration to all journalists.