Speaking to Neth News, he has refuted media reports that the party cost more than Rs. 20 million.
Chandimal said he was not accountable to anyone for the money he earned with his own efforts.
He said however, around 800 participated, including 80 journalists invited.
It is estimated that food alone would have cost Rs. 5.3 million, at the rate of Rs. 6,650 per plate at Shangri-La Hotel.
Also, the invitees were given valuable gifts, and decorations too, cost a big sum.
At this same hotel, opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa gave a party on April 12 after his daughter passed the GCE ordinary level examination with flying colours.
With 800 invitees, according to ‘Anidda’ newspaper, it would have cost more than Rs. five million.
Chandimal is a member of the Dayaka Sabha of Kotte Rajamaha Vihara, and once had been a Basnayake Nilame of the temple.
He said he would organize a bigger party next year, adding that he was afraid of no one.