I heard many rumors about our venerable Pitaduwe Siridamma thero. According to latest news siridamma hamuduruwo has left to USA with a heavy heart. I think this can be yet another secret agenda by anti Buddhist fractions. Siridamma thero was a popular monk and frequently appeared in main stream media.
Siridamma thero is a micro biology graduate and he became a monk after the graduation.
Following are few rumors that I heard and many of them are in popular medias.
1. Mervin Silva created an environment against the thero as he was against the building of a kovil.
2. Villagers raised against thero and activities in the temple.
3. When he was a layman, had an affair with one called Niranjala Shyamali Groses and she has filed a case against thero.
There are many rumors but I do not believe in those. Our great Soma thero also had to face obstacles when he was active and popular. As I understand all these are to blackmail our great Buddhist leaders and I hope someone who is well known to thero will take the opportunity here to clear our thero’s good name.