Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Central Committee member Ven. Rajavatte Vappa Thera on Wednesday said Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera earlier betrayed the Sinhala Buddhists by getting their votes representing the JHU and now planning to betray the country.
He made the above remarks at a press conference held in Colombo yesterday where he said that Dhammaloka Thera is going to join hands with a presidential candidate who is working to the agendas of foreign forces.
Vappa Thera also said that the public is well aware that some Buddhist monks are supporting politicians get rupees 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs.
JHU member Ven. Hedigalle Vimalasara Thera said that Dhammaloka Thera had already taken a decision to support the United National Party.
Meanwhile, he also said that is no response from the Opposition Leader to a letter sent by JHU General Secretary Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera to meet him in a debate on Buddhism.
He said that this follows a statement by UNP MP Dr. Rajitha Senaratne in a weekend Sinhala newspaper that Wickremesinghe would debate on Buddhism with any Buddhist monk.
However, Vimalasara Thera said that nobody at the Sirikotha, at the Opposition Leader`s Office and or at the Cambridge Terrace received their challenging letter on the debate.
Kelaniya University Senior Lecturer Ven. Indurugare Dhamarate Thera said that Wikremesinghe`s 50-page book Deshapalaya saha Dharmaya has over 250 mistakes.