Former President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will pay the compensation ordered by the Supreme Court with the help of his friends.
Speaking at an event in Nittambuwa yesterday (15), he said he was not capable of paying Rs.100 million.
“Me and my friends have decided that we will collect the money from our close friends. Then I suggested if we should beg under the Bo tree in Colombo Fort? I have no income. I have submitted my asset declaration to Parliament every year. I submitted my asset declaration during the five years I remained in office as president. Anyone can look into my assets under the Right to Information Act. Therefore, I hope to get the necessary support from my friends. No matter what kind of challenges come my way, I will face any challenge with a smile on my face,” he said.