The deposed strongman the other day met by accident a Diyawanna member from the South who happens to be a relative of his.
“Hello! How are you?” the deposed strongman hailed the Diyawanna member. “You have become unusually quiet these days!”
The member smiled and was quiet for a few seconds and then he opened up: “May I be frank with you, Sir? I understand that I am going to get a Ministerial portfolio. So I do not want to lose what is coming to me by making a racket about anything!”
Two or three days later a deputy office fell into the arms of the Diyawanna member. Incidentally, a solution to a legal problem worrying him also came by way of a bonus to him.