Rs.20mn alms giving for Siridhamma Thera’s b’day

25 February 2019 05:27 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An alms giving estimated at a cost of Rs.20 million had been offered to Buddhist monks, to mark the occasion of Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera’s birthday at the Siri Sadaham Ashramaya yesterday.

Popular music composer/singer Iraj Weeraratne, who posted photos of the alms giving on his Facebook account, said he had never seen such an alms giving before.

Items from popular brands such as Fendi and Louis Vuitton had also been offered to the monks.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror about the criticisms about the amount of money spent for the alms giving, Iraj said, “It was not the Thera who spent the money, it was the people. If the people can spend that much money for an alms giving, it shouldn’t be a problem to others.” 

Pix courtesy: Iraj’s Facebook

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  • Mm Monday, 25 February 2019 08:21 PM

    Pin or pau Yes, it’s there prsonal wish but it’s nice if they could have fed the hungry and clothed the poor. The Monk should know to teach them proper teaching of Buddha

    Mevan Monday, 25 February 2019 09:42 PM

    Buddhism has been highly commercialised and this is not what Lord Buddha expected from his followers.

    Noname Monday, 25 February 2019 11:08 PM

    Oh my! Is it the monk's statue in the 2nd picture? If people are this stupid Buddhism will be gone from this country in no time even if foremost place is awarded to Buddhism in the constitution.

    DillonDP Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:26 PM

    Well i am sure Makandura Madush or some illegal drug money is involved here, its just a process of cleaning the ill forsakenly earned money


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