R. S. Pelpola

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Hon.
R. S. Pelpola
7th Speaker of the Parliament
In office
5 August 1960 – 24 January 1964
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded by Tikiri Banda Subasinghe
Succeeded by Hugh Fernando
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Gampola
In office
1948–1952
Preceded by Senerat Gunewardene
Succeeded by M. W. R. de Silva
In office
1956–1960
Preceded by M. W. R. de Silva
Succeeded by R. R. D. Bandaranayake
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Nawalapitiya
In office
1960–1965
Preceded by Robert Edward Jayatilaka
Succeeded by Chandra Karunaratne
Personal details
Born Richard Stanley Pelpola
(1898-11-21)21 November 1898
Died 19 July 1971(1971-07-19) (aged 72)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Occupation politician, diplomat

Richard Stanley Pelpola (21 November 1898 - 19 July 1971) was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ceylon and a member of Parliament in the cabinet of S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike.[1] He resigned from his position of speaker in 1964[2] Later in his life he was appointed Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia. Pelpola died in Kuala Lumpur in 1971.[3] He had fourteen children.

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  1. ^ Attygalle, Randima. "I will never call it a day". Nation.lk. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Mr. Speaker in Sri Lanka". Journal of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies. Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies. 7 (2–4): 87. 1973.
  3. ^ "Envoy's body is flown home". The Straits Times. Retrieved 10 August 2013.