Pradeep Nilanga Dela

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Pradeep Nilanga Dela
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Diyawadana Nilame of Temple of the Tooth
Assumed office
1 July 2005
Personal details
Born Rathnapura, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Alma mater Nalanda College Colombo

Wanigasekara Wanasinghe Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Pradeep Nilanga Dela (known as Pradeep Nilanga Dela; Sinhala:ප්‍රදීප් නිලංග දෑල) is the present Diyawadana Nilame or Chief Custodian of Sri Dalada Maligawa and 19th Diyawadana Nilame. He acted as the Basnayake Nilame of Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya and Sabaragamu Maha Saman devalaya, before being elected to the post of Diyawadana Nilame on July 1, 2005.

Nilanga was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo and was presented with Nalanda Keerthi Sri award in 2005 by his alma mater Nalanda College, Colombo.[1]

Nilanga is the son of Dickson Sarathchandra Dela who was the Sri Lankan former High Commissioner to Maldives.[2]

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