President Ranil Wickremesinghe took part in a seemingly reconciliatory act by cutting the birthday cake of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The former premier, who was ousted from his position last year, celebrated a modest birthday gathering with close family and friends.
This gesture took place amidst speculations that there is a rift between the President and the SLPP, the two major stakeholders of the current government.
The event took a bipartisan turn as President Wickremesinghe and UNP MP Vajira Abeywardena were observed among the guests, showcasing a moment of camaraderie. The low-key celebration hinted at a possible thaw in political tensions, emphasizing their unity beyond political power struggles.