The Western Province steering committee meeting of the Grama-shakti programme, a brainchild of Number One was held recently.
At this meeting, Number One had been told that the provincial chief had decided to launch a tree-planting campaign titled ‘Thuru Isura’ as part of the Grama-shakti programme.
Number One had reacted angrily to this news and pulled up the provincial chief for wanting to launch another program under Grama -shakti under a separate title. Then suddenly it had occurred to Number One that the provincial chief had named the proposed tree-planting campaign after himself.
“Ah! You wanted to launch a programme carrying your name!”
Highly embarrassed provincial chief pointing to some council officials present at the meeting had said: “Sir, they suggested the name! The name was not my idea!”
However, it had been obvious that Number One, as well as others, had taken his denial with a pinch of salt.