1930 Born in Deegala in the Dumbara Valley (Kandy district) on 24th April.
1939 Entered Trinity College Kandy.
1945 Won first prize at the All Ceylon Education Exhibition, held to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the All Ceylon Union of Teachers.
1948 Won first prize for head study in oil and commendation for still life in oil, at the Ceylon Society of Arts Competitive Art Exhibition.
1949 Won prize for figure composition. Highly Commended for head study and figure composition in oil, at the 52nd Annual Art Exhibition of the Ceylon Society of Arts.
1950 Entered University of Peradeniya to read for honours Degree in History.
1955 Exhibited three paintings at the 9th Exhibition of the 43 Group & five paintings at the 10th exhibition.
1956 Joined the administrative service of the Government and was appointed District Land Officer. First stationed in Polonnaruwa.
1958 Exhibition held at the University of Peradeniya. Married Iranganie Ratwatte.
1959 Birth of their first son. Ravi
1962 Birth of their second son. Kumar
1965 Appointed District Land Officer. Nuwara, Eliya.
1968 Appointed District Land Officer, Kandy. Exhibition at University of Peradeniya.
1969 Appointed Assistant Registrar of the University of Peradeniya. Exhibition held at the Alliance Francaise in Kandy.
1970 Commissioned by the University of Peradeniya to paint a portrait in oil, of Sir Nicholas Attygalle, Vice-Chancellor (1955-1966) of the Peradeniya University. This picture now hangs at the University Senate building. Exhibition held at the University of Peradeniya.
1971 Appointed Assistant Director of Establishments at the Ministry of Public Administration.
1974 Appointed to the Ministry of Defence as Assistant Secretary.
1979 One of five Sri Lankan artists whose work on paper was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for a travelling exhibition in the U.S.A.
1980 Commissioned by the Sri Lanka Army to create a Mosaic Mural (10 feet by 20 feet) at the Officer’s Mess in Diyatalawa Army Training School. Exhibition held at the Alliance Francaise in Kandy. Exhibitor, as well as an official guest of Sri Lanka at the Festival of Contemporary Asian Art held in Fukuoka, Japan in October.
1981 Exhibited at the Asian Art Show in Bangladesh. Organizer and Exhibitor at the Festival of Sri Lanka ‘Contemporary Painting in Sri Lanka’ Exhibition, held at Commonwealth Institute, London. (July-September) Commissioned by J. R. Jayawardene, President of Sri Lanka, to paint an oil painting (6 ft by 5 ft), based on a black and white engraving in ‘A Description of the East India Coast of Malabar and Coromandel…and of the Empire of Ceylon’ by Philip Baldeus, depicting the audience given by King Vimaladarmasuriya of Kandy to Dutch Ambassador Joris Von Spillbergen in 1602. This picture now hangs at the President’s House in Kandy.
1982 Appointed Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence.
1983 Commissioned by J. R. Jayawardene, President of Sri Lanka, to paint an oil painting (7 ft by 5 ft), based on a black and white engraving in ‘A Description of the East India Coast of Malabar and Coromandel…and of the Empire of Ceylon’ by Philip Baldeus- a description of the audience given by King Rajasingha II of Kandy to Dutch Admiral Jerard Hulft in 1655. this picture now hangs at the President’s House in Colombo.
1984 Commissioned by the Sri Lanka Air Force to paint an oil painting (7 ft by 5 ft), now hanging in the premises of Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters, Colombo.
1985 Exhibition held at the Sapumal Foundation, Colombo. Exhibition held at the British Council, Colombo.
1986 Two oil paintings sold to the Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan, one titled ‘Conflict’ based on a Jathaka story, and the other based on the ‘Vatagha-Sindhava Jataka’.
1989 Appointed State Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Shipping thereafter Ministry of Ports and Shipping. Commissioned by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to paint two oil paintings, (each 6 ft by 4 ft), of views of the Galle harbour from Rumassala Kanda; one depicting the present harbour, and the other an impression of the harbour after the proposed development. This picture now hangs at the SLPA office in Galle.
1990 Retired from Government Service. Commissioned by the National Savings Bank to paint an oil painting (6 ft by 4 ft), depicting the original Ceylon Savings Bank building (1955-1991) at Echelon Square for the Bank’s Headquarters in Colombo.
1993 Restoration of David Painter murals in the Trinity College Chapel, Kandy.
1995 Commissioned by the Foreign Ministry to paint a portrait in oil, of Dr. Gamini Corera, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on trade and Development (1974-1984). Now hanging at the UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva. Commissioned by Trinity College, Kandy to paint a portrait in oil of Norman Walters, Principal of Trinity College (1952-1957). Now hanging at the college library.
1996 Two oil paintings sold to the Singapore Art Museum, one titled “The Chieftains of 1818” and the other “King Sibi and the Hawk” a tale from the Mahabaratha. Commissioned by the University of Peradeniya to paint a portrait in oil of the former Librarian Mr. H.A.I.Gunatilleke. Now hanging at the University Library. Commissioned by the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka to paint a portrait in oil of Ananda K Coomaraswamy for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
1997 Commissioned by the Foreign Ministry to paint a triptych in oil (10 ft by 6 ft), depicting the Emperor Augustus Caesar of Rome receiving the four Sinhalese ambassadors sent by King Bhatikabhaya (22B.C. – 7A.C.) of Anuradhapura. Now hanging at the Foreign Ministry.
1998 ‘Reflection on Sigiriya’ Exhibition held at the Mountcastle Gallery, Colombo.
2000 Commissioned by the government of India to paint portrait of HE the President of India, Sri K.R. Narayan.
2005 Launch of the book published by Stanford Lake Publishers, "The World of Stanley Kirinde" a comprehensive study on work as an artist. Conferred with the national honour, "Deshabandu" by HE the President of Sri Lanka.
2009 Died peacefully at his residence at Pelawatte, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.