This politico is a former Deputy from the Kalutara district. An avowed follower of the deposed strongman, he was at the forefront of the campaign to bring back the latter as the party leader. He was known to be highly critical of the present government leadership too.
Meanwhile, a certain Buddhist prelate close to the new government held a lengthy powwow with him.
Soon after that powwow, the former Deputy faded from the political scene. Neither his former Boss nor his close friends could meet him or reach him over the phone. Intrigued by his reclusiveness, a group of Diyawanna colleagues made discreet inquiries and they chanced upon the reason for it; he is going through a brief period of orientation before accepting a portfolio in the new government!
He is a faithful Mahinda supporter.He was one of only two UPFA Mps in the district, who, sincerely worked for Mahindha at the election.Just after election he said to his supporters that he would never do politics without Mahinda. And he never appeared on stages supporting Mahinda but was able to manipulate his political client PC members(4) representing kaluthara district for supporting Mahinda. if he would join the government it is not as a supporter but as a spy.He would play the true role at correct time.
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