New Chief custodian appointed

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:58

A Kandy based businessman, Piyatissa Kumarage has been appointed as the 11th Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Devalaya.

The election to appoint a Basnayake Nilama was held under the direction of Buddhist Affairs Commissioner at the Moneragala District Secretariat this morning.

Four contestants applied for the post at the last stage and incumbents of 4 temples in the area, the acting caretaker of the Kataragama Devalaya and Divisional secretaries of the 11 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Moneragala district were qualified to vote in the election to select a Basnayake Nilame.

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