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Stanley Kalpagé, Sri Lankan diplomat. Recipient Deshamanya award of the President Government Sri Lanka, 1993.


Kalpagé, Stanley was born on August 30, 1925 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Ceylon, Colombo, 1947. Degree in Agriculture Chemistry, University Leeds, England, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1954.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1985. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 1987.


Professor agriculture chemistry University Peradeniya, 1970-1974. Professor soil science University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1974-1977. Permanent secretary Ministry Higher Education Governor Sri Lanka, 1978-1989.

Chairman university grants commission Sri Lanka, 1979-1989. High commissioner, ambassador to India, 1989-1991. Ambassador, permanent representative to United Nations, 1991—1994.

Guest professor of Social Science Technological University West Berlin, 1971-1972. Member board trustees Asian Institute Technological, Bangkok, 1986-1991. Member United Nations University Council, Tokyo, 1980-1986.


Chairman Special Political and Decolonization Committee 48th General Assembly, Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly on the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace. Fellow Institute Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences, Malaysian Scientific Association, World Academy Art and Science, Royal Institute Chemistry. Member Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (president 1988), National Academy of Sciences (member council 1986), Soil Science Society of America, Incorporated Society Planters, Malaysian Scientific Association, Malaysian Society Soil Science, Soil Science Society Ceylon (life, president 1973-1974, vice president 1970-1973, founder, general secretary 1969-1970), Royal Institute Chemistry (associate), International Society Soil Science, Chemical Society Ceylon, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (council member 1963, president agriculture and forestry section).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, writing, walking, swimming, horseback riding.


Son of Andrew and Agnes Kalpage;m. Chitranganie Indeera Herat, January 10, 1963. Children: Sanjay Rajnish, Pravin.

Andrew Kalpage

Agnes Kalpage

Pravin Kalpagé

Sanjay Rajnish Kalpagé