factor has caused many a split
My dear Karuna,
I thought I should write to you after all the controversy
you have created in recent times. I suppose more people now know
where Prabha is hiding than your own whereabouts!
Karuna, you succeeded in dividing the Tigers which Prabha had ruled
with an iron hand for nearly twenty years. Then, dividing the Eastern
province is no easy task and it has been done only by Ferial before
you were able to divide the Greens, with some of them even helping
you to come to Colombo. You proved that all their denials were in
vain when one of them resigned in shame after admitting he brought
you to Colombo.
you succeeded in dividing the military with some of them apparently
aware of what you were up to and others-for instance, the then Army
Commander- saying that he knew nothing about helping you!
all that, you were able to divide the government and the military
itself with Mangala, who has this wonderful habit of rushing in
where others fear to tread, claiming that he couldn't rule out the
involvement of the military in your escapades.
just when we thought it was all over, comes the news that you have
even helped split the Buddhist monks because they helped some of
your cadres escape. That must have been a real bonus and unfortunately
for you, Karuna it is Prabha who will be most happy about that!
Karuna after hearing that you were able to do all this, I was really
surprised to hear that you now wanted to form your own political
party and become a politician. Why would you want to join a crowd
that commands no respect and meet every month in Kotte to trade
unpalatable insults at each other? Why, the only privilege they
had was a subsidised meal in Parliament and now even that has been
withdrawn, we hear!
imagine, the indignities of a politician. Just after you cobble
together enough manaapes and begin to think that is the end of your
troubles, you are either hauled before the magistrates over some
allegation or the other and your private life becomes the subject
of prime time television. Do you really wish to live the rest of
your private life like that, Karuna?
just when you shrug off all these allegations and get down to work
trying to recover all the money you have spent on elections by earning
a commission or two Satellite decides two years is enough-even though
she herself says she will be satisfied with nothing less than twelve-and
you have to start all over again…
think about it, Karuna. I just think going back to Prabha and offering
an apology would be better than leading the life of a politician
in the South. And of course, if you don't want it at first and then
you need the job for some reason or other, you could always get
someone to resign and nominate yourself instead!
PS- I really don't know how to get this letter across to you, but
if I can't get it to you through the greens, the military or the
monks, I know I can always give it to Anura!