A group of UPFA front-liners the other day journeyed to Tangalle to hold council with the former Big Boss regarding the future of the alliance.
The group included several Ministers, one of them was in charge of sports, two of them were former party secretaries and another was a former leader of the House. Among the others were the Western council member of ‘double cross’ fame and the noisy Diyawanna member who had to donate his seat as part of a deal struck by the former Big Boss.
A large crowd of supporters had gathered around the residence of the former Big Boss at the time Betel Leaf stalwarts arrived there. The visitors were pushing their way through the thick crowd when they suddenly noticed that the people had begun turning restive. And then all hell broke loose. People were hurling angry epithets and raising loud boos. They looked back to find what this commotion was about. A section of the crowd was directing their anger at two particular former Ministers who took up the rear when making their way towards the residence of the former Big Boss!
The crowd kept booing at the duo until they disappeared inside the house.
One of the two ex- ministers who received the ‘boo’ treatment is a ‘patriot’ whose political origin is traced to a ‘Red’ party. The other is a stocky politico who had his Prime Ministerial ambitions shattered.