Many Diyawanna members who once switched their allegiance to the Betel Leaf are now making overtures to the Green party leaders hoping for a welcome return to the fold.
Meanwhile, some politicos are said to be striking bizarre deals in a bid to brighten their political prospects.
For instance, a senior Green party politico gone into involuntary retirement following his defeat at the last Parliamentary elections had approached a young former Green Diyawanna member now turned Blue with a strange proposal. “Look here, son”, he addressed the young politico. “ Parliamentary general elections are only three months away. If I can enter the fray as a Minister, my chances of winning will be much better. Can’t you stand down to make way for me to enter the Diyawanna council? I consider it a great favour. If you give way, my becoming a Minister is just a matter of course!”
The senior politico also assured the young one that he will return the favour with a huge bonus after the coming elections. “You will never regret doing me this favour,” he added.
It did not take long for the young politico to say a firm ‘no’ to this request. After all, he knew one bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.