and Ms continue to haunt 'Unanduwak Nethi Pakshaya'
My Dear Green Man,
I thought I must write to you again because even though you are
out of office you seem to be always in the news-very much like your
erstwhile opponent, Satellite.
latest issue as we all know is how you sacked Matara Mahinda, the
chap who left the Blues to join you along with Seeni Bola, the Professor
Of course, there are those who say that at long last you seem to
have done something decisive and that this should have been done
some time ago because the chap was going around the countryside
hailing Seeni Bola as the future leader of the 'Unanduwak Nethi
there are those who say that the man should not have been sacked
since he has already burnt his bridges with the blues to whom he
can never return. But then, there are no permanent friends or permanent
enemies in politics, only permanent interests as Thonda, Hakeem
and even Wimal sahodaraya have shown us recently.
is also another point of view, that something should have been done
about Matara Mahinda, but it should have been done more diplomatically.
After all, until now we all thought that signing controversial letters
and leaving the country was the exclusive privilege of Satellite!
view we subscribe to, Green Man, maybe you should be extra careful
when you encounter a chap with the name 'Mahinda'. First, Hambantota
Mahinda robbed you of the presidency, then Matugama Mahinda began
the now familiar crossover trend and now Matara Mahinda has proved
to be yet another headache.
fact, Green Man, it is not only the Mahindas that you should worry
about -- anyone with a name beginning with 'M' should be scrutinised
very, very carefully -- just look at the mess that the Moragoda-Maharoof-Mohomed
combination has landed you and your party in the Colombo Municipal
of course, that brings us to the next question: there you are, busily
sacking Matara Mahinda just for criticising you, but nothing is
being done about the three 'M's who messed up the Colombo municipal
election lists because of their petty personal bickering as a result
of which the party lost a chance to save face at the recent local
polls. No wonder that some people are asking 'kavuda mewata waga
as if that were not enough we see that Milinda has accompanied you
in your passage to India and appears to be still your trusted confidant,
no matter what he does and what mess he gets the party into.
may say, Green Man that these are all familiar scenarios when a
party is in the opposition. There is some truth in that because
we can all remember the horrible scenes in the Blue Party in the
late seventies and early eighties when the then young Anura even
took Mrs. B to courts!
Green Man, you owe it to the more than 4.7 million voters who voted
for you just a few months ago, to form a viable opposition because
the 'Unanduwak Nethi Pakshaya' still remains the single largest
party in the country. So, it is high time you get rid of all the
misfits in the party -- not just some of them -- and organise yourself
into a truly united outfit that your Uncle would be proud of.
PS-If it is of some consolation, you may consider yourself still
one step ahead of Hambantota Mahinda -- he was only appointed 'Acting
Chairman' of his own Blue party and some even say that there is
no provision for such a post! Even he can't have it all, can he?