The Kalutara rebel had always described himself as a diehard Blue and since of late he had begun talking about his seniority in the Blue party as well.
Taking a hardline against Gota, he attacked him in public levelling several charges against him.
Despite the Kalutara Blue rebel turning guns on Gota, the former strongman never took up cudgels against the former. In fact, several Pohottuwa stalwarts had asked the former strongman why he had not thought of giving a fitting reply to the Kalutara rebel breathing fire at his younger brother. His stock reply to them had been “Balamu! Balamu! (wait and see)”
By the way, the Kalutara rebel placed a deposit for the big poll as well. But he did not turn up to file nominations! And his deposit turned invalid! Those close to the former strongman asked him why the Kalutara rebel failed to file nominations. The former strongman chuckled and said: “That’s a secret!”