He told a media briefing in Colombo yesterday that he would invite a scholarly debate if anyone in the opposition would like to prove otherwise.
Meanwhile, State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura stated that a package of spices with a market value of Rs. 1350 containing high quality local spices will be sold at a concessionary price of Rs. 800.
This local spice package will be available at a discounted price from the CWE outlets in the coming weeks.