Bro. N. W. P. Tharaka Dinindu Perera was conferred the order of Diaconate by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando, the bishop of Kandy on 8th of December, 2016 at Claret Nivas, Kandy. Many Claretians and a few members from Tharak’s family were present for the celebration. Then, he was assigned to Nuwara Eliya parish to engage in his diaconate ministry.