Spotlight on S B
My Dear Seeni Bola,
I thought I must write to you because you seem to be so much in the
news these days- why even on CNN and BBC all Satellite could talk about
Anyway, Seeni Bola, you must have realised what was in store for you
ever since you decided to break ranks and force a dissolution of the House.
Now, Satellite is an angry lady and it appears that she is determined to
The first step was showing that little 'palace' at Hanguranketha. Of
course, Seeni Bola, if you say that it has only four rooms, we will take
your word for it but then, they must be pretty big rooms, isn't it? And,
even if it only cost what you say it did, it is still a tidy sum and a
little hard to explain with your paltry little salary as a minister!
But then, the greens have said let bygones be bygones to all that and
embraced you as a champion of democracy and you yourself say that you joined
them to save the country from the plight it is in, so what can we, simple
citizens, do except believe you?
Of course, Seeni Bola, you must be congratulated on your television
talk-show performances. You don't even blush when you are asked about the
last election. You simply smile that wide grin of yours and say that "I
am the one who won that election for the PA" giving us the impression that
you are indeed proud of what you did. Does it mean that you would try a
repeat performance next month? Anyway, Seeni Bola, if you ever fall out
with the greens and are out of a job, you need not worry-I'm sure the toothpaste
companies will hire you for their advertisements!
But the latest we hear is that they have sent the Bribery Commission
after you- and poor old Rienzie too lost his job because of you! Funny
isn't it, how democracy works in this country: Reggie is accused of killing
and went scot-free for some days while you are being hounded day after
day. But then, that is Satellite's style, isn't it?
Seeni Bola, we also heard that Reggie's son and heir Captain Cool tried
his best to invite Susie to their campaign- but the girl wouldn't oblige.
Whatever your grouse with her, Seeni Bola, at least now you have to admit
that the girl has character.
Then, what is all this we hear about your saying that Satellite will
lose her sanity after the election results are announced? Be careful about
what you say, Seeni Bola, or else soon some of the greens will start saying
that you are Satellite's spy sent to the green camp to destroy their campaign.
Anyway, Seeni Bola, we have to wish you the best of luck because you
will need plenty of it in the near future. And think before you talk and
not vice versa- after all, you don't want to become like Satellite, do
PS- There is speculation that in the event of a victory for the greens,
the Cricket Board leadership will once again become a one-horse race. And,
Seeni Bola, whatever you do, that is not a mistake that you should repeat.