Ven. Hegoda Vipassi Thera, the Director of Dharma Paryeshanalaya at Rathmalana, has challenged Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera for a debate on the statement made by the latter that there is no definite evidence regarding the birth of Prince Siddhartha in India but there are shrines with evidence that birth of Lord Buddha occurred in Sri Lanka.
Ven. Vipassi Thera says Ven. Dhammaloka should be ashamed of ridiculing, without any basis, the birth of Lord Buddha that has been confirmed throughout the history of more than 2600 years.
The Director of Dharma Paryeshanalaya said Ven. Dhammaloka is being knowingly or unknowingly manipulated by Tamil diaspora and challenged the Thera for a debate.