There are a lot of criticisms and mud throwing against Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thero. But after listening to him on Swarnavahini twice on Poya Days I don’t see anything wrong in his preaching. Just like any reasonable religious leader he criticizes wrongdoings in existing religious institutions, he also criticizes things he does see as wrong and challenges anyone who oppose his views to debate with him. So far nobody has accepted the challenges as far as I know. See this latest accusation against the Thero in Lankaenews at http://www.lankaenews.com/Sinhala/news.php?id=17442. I don’t see anything wrong in meals being arranged in an affordable, yet sustainable manner to the temple.
June 17, 2011