The late Mr. Dhanapala who was a Sri Lankan diplomat, was deeply admired and respected in Sri Lanka and internationally for his humanity, competence, and warm personality. He was a role model and beacon to all through his dedication and commitment to public duty and wider intellectual interests and dedication to the arts.
The late Mr. Dhanapala is renowned globally for chairing the 1995 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review and Extension Conference and for his expertise and dedication to a world free of weapons of mass destruction, including disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. He wrote several books and articles, notably on the topics of international security, non-proliferation, disarmament, and multilateral diplomacy.
He was a member of the Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club from 1984 -1986 while he was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. Mr. Dhanapala was admired not only for his professionalism but also by the general public for his interpersonal skills. The Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club had the best of relationships with him. He participated in several cricket matches during his free time on summer weekends.
We would like to extend our condolences and prayers to the Family.