Election of Kandy temple of the tooth relic chief custodian today
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 8:03
The Election to appoint the 20th Chief Custodian of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy will be held at the Kandy Buddhist Centre at 1.30 PM today.
4 candidates will be contesting for the election, while there are 301 eligible voters.
Current Chief Custodian of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Pradeep Nilanga Dela , former Chief Custodian Neranjan Wijeratne, Kandy Sri Naatha Devale Custodian Attorney-at-law Gayan Hashila Heenkenda as well as former Ambakke Kataragama Devale Custodian Sudatta Senanayake will be contesting for the position.
Former Chief Custodian of the temple of the tooth relic Neranjan Wijerathna states that his intention is to protect the traditions and culture of the Dalada Maligawa.
Acting chief custodian of the temple of the tooth relic Pradeep Nilanga Dala stated that he hopes to make the Dalada Maligawa an international religious centre.