Recently he had quipped that he has elevated to the position of “Sowan Sakrudagamee” position and even had changed his name from Ven.Pituduwe Siridhamma Thera to "Siri Samanthabadda Thera". He had also become unpopular by challenging four very prominent Bikkhus in Sri Lanka to come for a debate with him.
There was a tense situation was reported November 7th near the temple of Pituduwe Siri Dhamma Thero in Bellantara owing to the unruly behavior of several Bikkhus and their supporters. Several prominent Monks and their supporters had thronged the Dihiwala Bellantara Siri Sadaham Monastery over the Prelate’s recent peculiar behavior and his challenge to several prominent bikkhus to come for an open debate.
These are the last sunday paper articles about Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera's latest situation.