Basnayake Nilames back incumbent Diyawadana Nilame for second term

By Cyril Wimalasurendre 

KANDY- The Basnayake Nilames Association of Sri Lanka announced, at a media briefing, yesterday that the association had decided to help the incumbent Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela secure another ten-year term. 

President of the association Basnayake Nilame of Kataragama Devale, Kandy Kushan Wegodapola, said that the association had decided to support the incumbent Diyawadana Nilame.

The association would launch a campaign to canvass for the re-election of Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Basnayaka Nilame Kushan Wegodapola said. 

Basnayaka Nilame of the Sri Wishnu Maha Devale of Kandy Mohan Panabokke, who was a contestant at the election of Diyawadana Nilame in 2005 told the media conference that he would not be contesting this time but support the candidature of the incumbent Diyawadana Nilame. 

Vice President of the association Basnayaka Nilame of Ratnapura Maha Saman Devale Kamal Ratwatte, and Secretary of the association Basnayaka Nilame of Wallahagoda Kataragama Devale Seevali Nugegoda were among those who addressed the media conference.

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