A new initiative has been launched to bring about reconciliation between the deposed one and the Compassionate One.
The main actor behind the new initiative is said to be a Buddhist monk who once vowed to defeat the strongman and later worked hard to make good the vow. The monk is being assisted by a prominent political commentator who once played a double role in the media field.
The monk said to be unhappy over the peace overtures being made to the Tamil rights diehards by this government has already sounded the Betel leaf rebels on his initiative. Meanwhile, the political commentator who has now lost both roles had met the deposed strongman at the residence of the latter’s younger sibling. At these talks, the media person had on behalf of the monk submitted a formula for reconciliation which envisages both parties taking a step backwards from their present stiff stands. The former strongman has given his nod to this formula.
The media person is expected to continue to function as the shuttle - emissary until the one-on-one meeting between the Big Two takes place, they say.