This particular Diyawanna member campaigned for the victory of the Compassionate One with his heart and soul.
Soon after the Compassionate One was installed in office, this diehard loyalist made an unusual request to the Compassionate One: that he be assigned an office room in the main secretariat. This request placed the Compassionate One, now the new Big Boss, in an embarrassing position. Because there is no precedent for allocating office rooms to Diyawanna members in the secretariat meant only for his staff. So the Compassionate One had to reject this request.
The new Bog Boss was feeling sorry that he could not accommodate the request of his loyalist. After all, there is a way if there is a will, they say. And suddenly it occurred to him that there was a way to grant the Diyawanna member’s request without compromising any standard procedure, policy or principle.
The Diyawanna member was appointed as a senior consultant and now he has got an office room in the secretariat which he is entitled to by the virtue of his new position!