While the country is gripped with an unprecedented political crisis, President Maithripala Sirisena, the man who architected the current crisis, made a farcical public statement today saying he was planning to write a book about his “unsuccessful political marriage” with Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Sirisena, addressing a public event in Colombo this evening, advised those who talk about his biography ‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’ to read his new book about Wickremesinghe too. Sirisena’s biography, which has drawn the attention of social media critiques in light of the recent political developments, was authored by Sachini Navarathne and claimed to be written by his daughter Chathurika Sirisena.
Sirisena said he listened to the remarks made against him by Parliamentarians today. “I was severely attacked by MPs of one group in a one-sided debate. There was no fairness in that debate,” Sirisena said referring to the adjournment debate in the House today.
“I am willing to sacrifice both my life and my position on behalf of the country. I will either sacrifice one of the two, or both, in my quest to create a better country for the future generation, “Sirisena said. “I am certain I will not be isolated in this struggle,” he added.
Referring to the alleged conspiracy on his life that has proven to be a fabricated story, Sirisena said “traitors” and “corrupt elements” attempted to kill him. However, Namal Kumara, the man who revealed the alleged conspiracy on Sirisena’s life to media, has said he will contest the Parliamentary election on the Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP), suggesting that the alleged plot was a politically orchestrated canard to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe from the premiership.