Shridath Ramphal

Guyanese diplomat (born 1928)

Sir Shridath Surendranath "Sonny" Ramphal (born 3 October 1928) is a Guyanese politician. He was the second Commonwealth Secretary-General, from 1975 to 1990. He was the Foreign Minister of Guyana, from 1972 to 1975, and Assistant Attorney General of the West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962.[1]

Shridath Surendranath Ramphal
श्रीदत्त सुरेंद्रनाथ रामफल
2nd Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
1 July 1975 – 30 June 1990
HeadElizabeth II
Preceded byArnold Smith
Succeeded byChief Emeka Anyaoku
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana
In office
Prime MinisterForbes Burnham
Preceded byForbes Burnham
Succeeded byFrederick Wills
Personal details
Born (1928-10-03) 3 October 1928 (age 95)

Ramphal is an Earth Charter International Commission member.[2]


  1. "Shridath Ramphal". The Integrationist Caribbean. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. "Sir Shridath Ramphal". The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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