Later Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera has changed his name and look. He has changed his name into " Siri Samantha badhdha " and according to thero there was no one in history had this name before. Then He became a controversial character. Recent past he had become unpopular owing to his involvement with women devotees, collection of money for Dhamma activities and having made serious allegations about Buddhist affairs. He had got entangled in court cases having had conflicts with neighbors.
He had quipped that he has elevated to the position of “Sowan Sakrudagamee” position and also become unpopular by challenging four very prominent Bikkhus in Sri Lanka to come for a debate with him. But he never accepted a challenge.
His 40th Birthday Celebration at the Siri Bellanthara Sadaham monastery 24th.
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