Heen Banda Udurawana (15 December 1900 – 31 August 1989) was a member of the Senate of Ceylon and Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy.The unforgettable Heen Banda Udurawana Diyawadana Nilame Born at Udurawana, Wattegama; he was educated at Christ Church College, Wattegama and at the School of Agriculture, Alawatugoda. He became a planter, businessman, contractor and transport agent. He was elected to the Kandy Municipal Council in 1948 and served as Deputy Mayor and acted as Mayor on certain occasions. From 1967 to 1971 he was a member of the Senate of Ceylon. Remembering H. B.Udurawana,Diyavadana Nilame In 1948, was elected Basnayaka Nilame of Saman Devalaya, Alawatugoda and later became the Basnayaka Nilame of the Natha Devale in Kandy in 1958. He was elected the 16th Diyawadana Nilame, the lay custodian of the Sacred Tooth Relic in 1964 and held the it till 1975, when he was succeeded by Nissanka Wijeyeratne. . Most Venerable Sirimalwatte Ananda Mahanayaka Thero of the Malwatta, President of Sri Lanka William Gopallawa, Diyawadana Nilame H.B. Udurawana, Cultural Affairs Minister S.S. Kulatileke, Information-Broadcasting-Transport and Cultural Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary Nissanka Wijeyeratne, Basnayaka Nilame of Pattini Devalaya Kandy H.M Navaratne and Basnayaka Nilame S.B. Udurawana are in the picture.
Diyawadana Nilame, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy
Biography of Hon. H.B. Udurawana (The 16th Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Tooth)
Category:Diyawadana Nilame Category:Sinhalese politicians Category:United National Party politicians Category:Members of the Senate of Ceylon Category:1900 births Category:1989 deaths Category:Mayors of Kandy