‘Even beggars can get on to politcal stages’- Maithripala on SLPP revival

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has commended President Ranil Wickremesinghe for the efforts made thus far in stabilizing crisis-hit Sri Lanka.

Speaking to reporters earlier this week, Sirisena said that President Wickremesinghe has lifted the country out of the severe crisis it has been facing, to some extent.

He said, however, the President will face some form of pressure from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) which could be an issue.

Responding to questions on the SLPP attempting to revive the party, MP Maithripala Sirisena jokingly questioned how they expect to revive under the current circumstances.

Commenting on SLPP bigwig Mahinda Rajapaksa being instrumental in the party’s revival, the former President said, “anyone can climb on to political stages, even a beggar can do this.”