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Diyawadana Nilame's Term ends on July 4

The term of office of the present Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy Pradeep Nilanga Dela ends on July 4.

The approval of the Commissioner of Buddhist Affairs until a new Diyawadane Nilame is elected within three months.

Nearly 300 delegates including the two Mahanayake Theras, Chief Prelates, Basnayake Nilames and Divisional Secretaries are eligible to cast their votes at the election for a new Diyawadena Nilame.

The new Diyawadena Nilame elected at the election held under the supervision of the Commissioner of Buddhist Affairs has to submit an acceptance letter within a month of conducting the election.

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