Attorney-at-Law, Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila said that Petroleum unions meet monks and national organizations to spread rumors that he is trying to hand over the oil tanks in Trincomalee to India.
After the Minister drew his attention to this matter, at a press conference held on October 11, 2021, he was requested petroleum unions to come to a televised debate with himself without breaking pots in deserted houses and making false propaganda.
Also he stated that if the oil unions abled to prove that the minister is wrong in that debate, he will also join the fight to protect their oil tanks with the unions.
He further said that if what they are saying is proved to be false, they should apologize to the people for misleading the people by creating false prey.
The debate will be televised live on October 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm on the Hiru Balaya program.