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Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Top men of Pohottuwa held an important conference on the occasion of Yo’s homecoming at the Medamulana residence.
The Blue party had come to a decision to back Gota’s candidacy as practically all members of the central committee were in favour of it. And Number One was due to make the official announcement about it at a media briefing by the weekend.
Some Blue Diyawanna politicos who once vowed to protect the ‘Hand’ symbol are said to be now making overtures to the Green party. Even the Kalutara rebel who came forward to protect the party making a big bang also made a retreat at the eleventh
The Kalutara rebel had always described himself as a diehard Blue and since of late he had begun talking about his seniority in the Blue party as well.
Number One and a Blue party politico from Gampaha district, a namesake of Sinhala poet of a bygone era, had the other day arrived for the funeral of Harin’s father together in the same vehicle. They were fresh from participating in the Blue party m
Two Diyawanna members who recently cast their lot with Pohottuwa are said to be poised for another somersault. One of them is a defector from the Green party hailing from Wayamba and another one from the Blue party with roots in the South.
On the nomination day for the big poll, Gota met an old colleague.
There is a government establishment responsible for promoting rural agriculture. The head of this establishment, a political appointee, drawing a monthly salary of Rs. 150,000, is said to be using five official vehicles!
A very high political authority was due to attend an important religious ceremony in Siyane Korale and a group of his security personnel had visited the area to look into the security concerns well ahead of the event.
A meeting of a political party due to be held in a hotel in an area hallowed by the visit of the Enlightened One did not come off as planned due to an underhand move by a politico of the same party, they say.
A young Diyawanna politico of an aggressive type, a scion of an upcountry political family, has reportedly taken a holiday from political activity.
The former strongman is shying away from answering telephone calls these days, they say.
A young man of a powerful political family is said to have got stern orders from his father holding high office to pack his bag and baggage to leave for the ancestral village.
The green light is not on yet for the King Rooster who had expressed willingness to join forces supporting the ‘Swan’ at the coming big poll, they say.
There is a gabby purohita from a district south of Colombo. Another family member of his also is occupying a seat at Diyawanna.
Parties are galore at the residences of some Green party bigwigs these days, they say.
There is a Green party Diyawanna politico hailing from the Puttalam district who made a somersault to the opposition. However, he continues to hold the Green party membership, they say.
A revolutionary change in the country’s political scenario is expected to take place following the coming big poll.
A well-known turncoat-politico from Wayamba is said to be poised for yet another somersault.
An unusual character from the South who had been playing a double game switching between a Blue cap and a Green one to suit the occasion was caught with his pants down at the august assembly the other day.
Number One had got highly ruffled and livid when he learnt that a deposit had been made on behalf of Gota’s candidacy while the negotiations between the Blue party and Pohottuwa were still underway.
Diyawanna politico Arun from the Puttalam district was attending a Pohottuwa meeting when his security guard received a call on the mobile phone. The caller said that he was speaking from such and such a ‘mansion’ and he wanted to contact the man
Number One had other day tongue-lashed the white-collar high-up who had misinformed him about the advance payment of Rs. 2 billion allegedly made to a Chinese company in 2012 in connection with the construction of Nelum Kuluna in the presence of the
A Green party group has reportedly ‘bought’ a political party which has already been registered. The party’s symbol is said to be an object used as a religious offering, they say.
The Kalutara rebel, who returned to the Blue party with the intention of giving it a new lease of life, has now found to his disappointment that even the few Diyawanna members remaining in the party appear inclined to cast their lot with the Pohottuw
While the crisis over the big poll candidacy issue was plaguing the Green party, two estate sector minority party leaders called on the green leader to express their views on the issue.
This person is a retired security chief. His name is also being mentioned these days in connection with the upcoming big poll. Several civil society organizations are expected to ‘anoint’ him as their candidate for the big poll.
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