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Wimalís turn to insist a debate: Mahinda Vs Fonseka PDF Print E-mail
Common opposition Candidate Sarath Fonseka has been openly challenged for a verbal battle regarding accusations for his son-in-law’s alleged dealings with an arms manufacturing company. With less than a month to spare for the presidential polls, onstage and offstage political battles are heating up.  However Jathika Nidahas Peramuna leader Wimal Weerawansa voiced the urgent need for an authorized battle equipped only with words.

 Weerawansa, emphatically insisted their capability in producing numerous data and evidence to support the allegations against Fonseka’s son-in-law. He requested Sarath Fonseka to step forward and accept the challenge or to name one or two candidates who are willing to uphold for him in the debate. “I am sure some of his opposition allies can face the debate if Sarath Fonseka refuses to do so”.

He also pledged an open invitation on all broadcasting media units to supply live coverage for the event. Wimal Weerawansa says the debate with the pairs of appointed participants from both sides can commence under the supervision of the live public when the date for the debate is finalized.

Meanwhile UNP parliamentarian Tissa Attanayaka scornfully declined the invitation saying Sarath Fonseka is to debate only if Mahinda Rajapaksha volunteers his participation in the debate. He insisted that president Rajapaksha doubts his chances of victory in the debate and therefore pushing forward his allies in his stead.  “Sarath Fonseka is ready to prove his points and also to win in a debate with President Rajapaksha. It is evident that the president is evading the invitation. It is us who insisted for such debate first and we are repeating the request for the president to come forward  and accept the challenge”.

A few weeks back, the opposition put forth an invitation for an oral argument between the two main presidential candidates Mahinda Rajapaksha and Sarath Fonseka.

 
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