The Diyawanna head finally decided to concede the main opposition chair to the former strongman despite protests raised by the outgoing one and his party stalwarts.
So, the outgoing one had to hand over the official vehicle, the official residence and the office he had been using as the Opposition Chief to his successor.
While his aides were making plans to take over the office used by the former Opposition Chief, the former strongman addressed them:
“True, that they were reluctant to hand over the post to me. But my predecessor is a very senior member of the council and as a token of my respect for his seniority, I have decided not to displace him from the official residence. Let him continue to occupy it for I have already got another official residence and that is good enough for me!”
His aides showed their surprise at the boss’ decision, but they quietly agreed to abide by his order.