Prime Minister and UPFA Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse has appointed Dullas Alahapperuma to liaise with the UNP Presidential candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe`s appointed representative on the public television debate.
In a letter, regarding the debate, addressed to the Opposition Leader, the Prime Minister Thursday said:
`Your letter dated 7th November 2005, in regard to a public debate in the run up to the Presidential Election of 17th November 2005, was received by my office on the evening of 8th November 2005.
In order to make arrangements for the debate, I wish to nominate Dullas Alahapperuma, who will liaise with your nominated representative. He can be contacted on telephone No. 5628095 or e-mail email@example.com.
Whilst thanking you for your response, I take objection to what you have stated in your letter in regard to what I have offered to the country. I am not surprised that you and those around you are confused, but the people of this country are certainly not. People`s response to what I have offered is overwhelmingly positive and that is what matters tome.
My representative will discuss the `Suggested Ground Rules for the Debates` (attached to your letter) with your representative and arrive at a conclusion.`