There are many “self-claimed Arahants” in Sri Lanka.
That is all I can say. Others are welcome to comment, but it is not our position to deny claims by others.
– However, one problem with the above account is that it is not possible to attain Arahanthood and remain a “householder” for more than 7 days, as we have discussed in this forum.
I listened to part of it some days back. Here is what I remember.
He is a practicing medical doctor (physician). He seems to have a fairly good understanding of many Dhamma concepts.
The interviewer was knowledgeable too. He did raise the question of whether a householder can remain alive 7 days after attaining Arahanthood. That question was not directly answered. He kind of implied that the interviewer is not as knowledgeable as him!
– That seemed to be the pattern during the interview. Some questions did not get satisfactory answers.