The Green party hierarchy picked a young Diyawanna member from the maritime part of the Gampaha District to carry out a peace mission on behalf of the party.
The mission entrusted to him was to lay the foundation for a round of peace talks between Number One and the Green leadership.
The young man was picked for this job as it was well-known that he and a certain guy from the palace are thick chums.
The young Diyawanna member lost no time in arranging a tryst between several Green party top men and the guy from the palace at a residence in Kollupitiya.
Soon after this secret discussion had concluded, the former strongman had learnt about all that transpired at the secret meeting and had questioned Number One about it. Those at the palace who got a jolt had later faulted the Green party top men for their failure to carry out discreetly so simple an operation like that.