Es Bee’s warning
Es Bee met his party leader to discuss the Elephant Party’s plan to field a common candidate. “Don’t get caught to an SLFP rebel who doesn’t have public support,” he said referring to Wedding Sam. “If you can’t face the election as the leader, I could pilot the party to victory,” Es Bee said
Ra-Blue sent an SOS and summoned his confidants. “It seems that our alliance plan is going haywire. You have to find a way to stop any other person coming forward as the common candidate. Even die-hard party supporters can think that I have an election phobia and I’m scared to contest,” Ra-Blue told them.
Friends Become Foes
With Fonny falling out with old friends and entering the ring things have become curioser. Likewise, a little bird whispers that Nandana Vindana of former Jay Wee Pee fame now handling the touristas has warned Wee Mal that his dealings with the business types and the underhand deals done would be exposed if he utters one word against him. Oh dear… more will follow… more will follow
And so the battle lines are clearly drawn. Last week a simple opening of a school for the kiddos of the military kind with special needs drew fire. All because of a little plaque that carried the names of a war hero now called a traitor of traitors for daring to join the opposing side and make a bid for the rajuruwa’s seat. And there was the first lady all powdered and perfumed ready to set sail to do the honours but she was told – no way – by dear hubby boy. She frothed and fumed but – as the old adage goes – for better or for worse eh?
Is Wedding Sam taking the Elephant Party from pillar to post? While Sam is day-dreaming to get the Retired General as their common candidate for the Prez election, Es Bee is planning to return to the Hand Party if that materialises. “I will not tolerate that. How can an outsider invade our party? If our leader wants a General, I might as well go back to my old home,” Es Bee had told a fellow Em Pee from his reformist group.
Tit For Tat
But the slight did not go un-noticed. And the better half of dear ole fonny was also in a right royal rage. Enraged that she and her hero of hero’s was being given the dirty by the ruling classes she penned her resignation pronto from the school that is senehasa and all things charity and whatnot the good lady was in charge off as the wife of the military chief. Hmmm… hell certainly hath no fury like a woman scorned what?
The Elephants and Bell Boys are engaged in a duel to woo the Retired General. Wedding Sam is keen that the General should be the common candidate. Ra-Blue has other ideas – to use the General’s name and later drop him and face his third successive Prez election. The Bell Boys want a common platform and have a so-called independent person.
And so while all of us paradisians were all agog with the battle of the two giants in a scuffle for the seat of all seats a mihin lanka flight made an emergency landing this week in Mumbai after decompression. No small wonder given the multi billion rupee smackers gone asunder in order to fly those bally planes that are little better than those of the paper kind. Hmph!
Wedding Sam, along with Mah-Know Gun and Ha-Cream were seen doing deep-low-matic rounds. It seems that the trio is operating with the blessings of a few Western hands. They continue to patronise key deep-low-matic functions. Who needs a common candidate after all?
Local and foreign invitees who attended the sit down dinner hosted by the Jap-Lanka business kind at the Hil-t-o-n were in for a surprise just as they were about to down the third course. Suddenly, it was like watching a ‘b’ movie…. A group of about 15-20 people barged into the ballroom all in total ignorance of the dress code. It was none other than that Tiger of yore, dear ole karuna together with not just a retinue of the muscled kind but his girlfriend too in tow…. she…, displaying more than a comely peek of bare skin and all. The japs turned all red while some of the governing angels could only look asunder pretending to shovel morsels of food into their mouths – while others simply sat and grinned at the spectacle. Oh Dear! Oh Dear!
Wait And See Boys!
And the aliyas are keeping it all close to their chest. At least the head of the herd is. Cause none of the others have a clue who is gonna lead the team come the hustings. And Ra-kneel will say naught – other than a “wait and see.” Or dear! and so… we hear that thoroughly cheesed off, some of the stalwarts refused to attend the working committee that met last week grumbling “what for?” nothing decided there is ever implemented. Hmmm…. Well it was the bally greens who introduced this darn system of power to one and one only eh? Old habits do die hard!