General Secretary of the United National Party Thissa Aththanayeke states that he is poised to accept the challenge issued by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party counterpart Minister Maithreepala Sirisena.
Addressing a media briefing in Colombo today Aththanayeke's statement came in response to an assertion made by Minister Maithreepala Sirisena.
Recently Minister Maithreepala Sirirsena stated that Opposition Leader
Ranil Wickremesinghe had provided information to then president Chandrika Bandaranayeke concerning the party's presidential candidate
Moreover addressing a public gathering in Polonnaruwa recently Minister
Maithreepala Sirisena stated that the UNP had made clear of its intentions that a debate in this regard was unwarranted for.
Meanwhile UNP General Secretary Thissa Aththanayeke had this to say at party media briefing held today.