This particular Diyawanna member who was at the forefront in the battle waged to oust the former Big Boss made an unusual request to the Compassionate One.
“Please allocate me a room at your Secretariat, because it will greatly facilitate my work,” he told the Compassionate One.
The Compassionate One rejected the request straightway. ”Allocating a room at my Secretariat to one particular Diyawanna member is unfair. I can be accused of being partisan,” he explained to the Diyawanna member, but the latter was not prepared to take ‘no’ for an answer. An argument ensued. However, the Compassionate One put his foot down saying that he would not do anything that militated against good governance that they pledged to restore and uphold.