Pradeep Nilanga Dela has been appointed as the acting Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa from July 1 until an election is held for the next Diyawadana Nilame.

Dela’s term as Diyawadana Nilame came to an end today.

However, the Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs, Chandraprema Gamage has appointed him to serve in an acting capacity until the election.