Written by Staff Writer
08 Sep, 2015 | 5:17 pm
Pradeep Nilanga Dela was elected as the new Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
The casting of the votes to elect the new Diyawadana Nilame commenced at 1.30 in the afternoon of Tuesday September 8.
The names of the incumbent Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela, former Diyawadana Nilame Neranjan Wijeratne and the Basnayake Nilamei of the Sri Natha Devalaya in Kandy, Attorney-at-law Gayan Bandara Heenkenda contested for the post of Diyawadana Nilame.
Three names were nominated for this position, and Pradeep Nilanga Dela was elected. He will serve as the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic for the next ten years.
The name of Basnayake Nilame Rasika Sudantha Senanayake was nominated, however was cast aside as the proposal was not seconded. Later the name of Tharindu Thakshila Dela was also nominated however he withdrew from the elections.
Dela secured 205 votes and was elected as the Diyawadana Nilame for the next 10 years.
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