There was a Diyawanna politico who had once made it a practice to pay courtesy calls on the former strongman both in the morning and the afternoon.
Hailing from a political family in Wayamba, this politico, whose dad too was once a top team member, had looked forward to a place at the top table when Pohottuwa took office. As the top team had to be restricted to 15, this politico had to be content with lesser status. Even the subject given to him was not to his liking.
Unhappy that he was not considered good enough to be one of the top 15, he has stopped visiting the former strongman and has begun sending messages to the ‘Mahagedara’ of the present regime asking that he be looked after at least when the new government is formed after upcoming polls, they say.