Recent Statements made by Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena concerning Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has grabbed the spotlight of the countries political arena at present.
The initial statement where it was revealed that Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had provided insider information to Former President Chandrika Bandanayeke concerning then party presidential candidate Gamini Dissanayeke was at a gathering in Polonnaruwa.
Subsequently UNP General Secretary Thissa Aththanayeke issued an open challenge to Minister Maithreepala Sirisena requesting of him to prove these allegations.
Meanwhile addressing a media briefing convened by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Maithreepala Sirisena accepted the challenge.
But while addressing a gathering in the Polonnaruwa area yesterday, Minister Maithreepala Sirisena stated that the UNP had notified him during several occasions that the party was uninterested in taking up the matter for debate.
However during a media briefing convened by the UNP Party Media Spokesperson MP Gayantha Karunathilleke filed response to Minister Maithreepala Sirisena in the following manner.