Newly sworn in Governor of the Central Province - Niluka Ekanayake has responded to the 'transgender' claims made by several gossip websites recently.
The websites had claimed that Niluka was once a man and had even criticised President Maithripala Sirisena for appointing a transgender to such a post.
Speaking before media, Mrs. Ekanayake said insulting her in this manner was a despicable act.
Noting that she is a married mother of a child, Mrs. Ekanayake said that she believed there is a planned mission by a prominent, power-hungry political force behind this mudslinging campaign.
Mrs Ekanayake assumed duties in her new post today (25).
The video of Mrs Ekanayake's response in Sinhala is shown below :