This former Ministerial one representing an area in the Colombo district well-known for skilled carpenters has also made a name in a field of performing arts. This time round he is seeking his way to Diyawanna through the National List. But he secured nomination for a family member to contest from the Colombo district.
Despite having no legitimate business, this politico was seen whiling away his time seated close to the Nomination Board for three days in a row until the Colombo district list was fully wrapped up.
The inquisitive ones found that there was no need for him to follow the selection process because the party hierarchy had already approved his family member’s nomination. They finally discovered the reason for his going through the agony of killing time for three days in a row where the Nomination Board held sittings; to make sure that a certain mayor from his area would not get nomination because he could be a threat to his family member’s chances of getting elected!
However, the politico’s three-day vigil and his entreaties to the Nomination Board members were not in vain for the mayor in question, incidentally a nominee of the Betel leaf rebel group was among the rejects.