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Kandy Sub Office

Temples and Dewalayas controlled by Sections 4 (1) and 4 (2) of the Buddhist Temporalities Act, in the districts of Kandy, Matale, Kgalle and Nuwara Eliya, including Muthiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya, Mahiyangana Rajamaha Vuharaya, and Mahiyangana Saman Dewalaya

District

Temples Administered under 4(1)

Devalas Administered under 4(1)

Places of worship not administered under 4(1)

Kandy

42

13

         1051

Mathale

07

01

           459

Kegalle

17

03

           749

Nuwara-Eliya

03

02

             321

Badulla

02

01

            -

Total

71

20

         2580

All activities relevant to these places of worship are being carried out according to the provisions of the Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance No. 19 of 1931 and the following activities are being carried out by this office. 

  • Carrying out election activities in the appointments of Diyawadana Nilames and Basnayaka Nilames for   Sri Dalada Maligawa, Sathara Maha Dewalayas and Dewalayas in rural areas.
  •  Appointment of Custodians for temples and Dewalaya   controlled
  • Depositing and releasing of custodian security deposits.
  • Handing over of properties of places worship to  the custodians,
  • Leasing of temple and Dewala lands
  • Getting down, inspecting annual accounts reports and  releasing of funds
  • Taking  action regarding temple disputes,
  • Assisting  Sri Dalada Perahera, and Upasampada activities,  
  • Participating and assisting Dhamma schools ceremonies and other religious occasions   etc