soon those hugs have turned to blows!
My Dear Somay,
I thought I
must write to you because you seem to be in the news
so much these days, even more so than your other illustrious
'wansa' sahodaraya, Weeray.
Of course, there
would be many who would say that you are in the news
for all the wrong reasons but as the not so young Anura
will happily tell you, the only thing worse than being
in the news is not being in the news at all!
Somay, the question that baffles us all is what happened
in just two weeks to upset Mahinda maama's applecart.
There you were, all smiles and embracing him and everyone
thought we would soon have your sahodarayas in the cabinet
looking after the usual subjects of 'dheevara' or 'sanskruthika
he was away in New York with half of his cabinet, half
of his parliament and half of his household, you were
berating him publicly saying that if he doesn't toe
the line, he too would have to go home. Tough talk indeed,
from a party that could manage only a handful of votes
in the recent local government elections, but it must
have surely got the ever smiling Mahinda maama angry
because we saw quite a few reactions from the Blue camp,
with that chap Maithripala even calling you and your
party a 'bambuwa'! I dare say the comparison was valid
too when you were claiming credit for the victories
of the Armed Forces, the same forces which your party
killed and maimed some seventeen years ago…
was Wimal sahodaraya who as usual could be relied on
to add spice to any kind of situation. We didn't quite
fathom why he was asked to deliver a lecture at the
National Literary Festival but then, we also never imagined
he would bungle on something as simple as who wrote
'The Old Man and the Sea'. Of course this was the same
Wimal who took Ranil to task for not knowing the origins
of the word 'Pas Dun Rata' and now Wimal himself has
to eat his own words…
we hear that splits and cross-overs which were never
heard of in your camp are now about to become a reality.
If the rumours that we hear are true, your onetime presidential
candidate Nandana sahodaraya is ready and willing to
parachute to the blue camp with maybe just a minor ministerial
portfolio as a reward. Now, if that happens, Somay,
your days of ridiculing Ranil for Greens deserting him
will also be over!
just when we thought we had heard it all, now we hear
that you are talking to the Greens. Now, we did think
that Mahinda maama was talking to the Greens just to
let you know that if you didn't join him, he would get
the Greens to join him, but this makes the situation
even weirder. Just for the record, the Blues are talking
to the Greens, The Greens are talking to the Reds and
the Reds are talking to the Blues, and so we the ordinary
folk of this country will surely be marooned in the
not too distant future, when all these talks collapse
in one big heap!
So, Somay, it
looks as if even your luck is running out. All you need
now is a general election to drive the nail into your
party's coffin and don't be too surprised if Mahinda
maama opts for just that!
PS- I once heard that Satellite, that
much maligned soul, said that 'politics' was her 'family
business'. Now we know that politics is certainly not
your family business because that is something else,