Thursday - GL came to see me about his trip to Malaysia, saying that Lucky K was not co-operative. He is complaining that they are giving so many reasons for not visiting Malaysia. I asked him whether he really wanted to go. He said yes with that puppy-dog look in his eyes; I really didn't have the heart to say 'no', so I let him go.
Friday - Rajan doesn't wan't to continue as boss of his bank and I must find a replacement. I thought of giving the job to Dayani, wife of the old faithful Chandrananda. After all, the fellow did exactly what he was told with 'Sira' and got egg all over his face in the judgement, so he must be rewarded in some-way.
Saturday - Bala tells me the UNP MPs are spreading a joke about my brain scan. They are saying there was little to scan. I couldn't help laughing but I told Bala to tell them that that joke would have been quite appropriate had the scan been done on someone like SB - I heard one of his Cabinet colleagues call him the Minister of Susanthika Affairs!
Sunday - They wake me up to tell me that Diana has died in a car crash after being chased by photographers. Just goes to prove my point that these news hounds who want to write about the parties we attend and the food we eat should be charged with criminal defamation and put behind bars. At least our judges are sensible enough to see the dangers of these things, though they give only suspended sentences.
Monday - Anu has increased electricity charges. I asked him why and he says if Kingsley can increase the price of bread, why can't he raise electricity charges! Anyway, the poor man needs more money to keep 'Jaya Sukurui' going, though that name seems a disgrace now.
Tuesday - They want to know what I am doing about the proposed 'Palace' at Kotte. I asked them to go ahead with the project but not to demolish the houses of all those people. After all what if they get together and do a 'hooniyam' or something?
Wednesday - Ranil has gone before Batalanda. I heard his MPs were there to show support. He must be cursing me, surely, and hoping to catch me the same way, when I leave office. There's much more than three years for that of course, but even then , he wouldn't be able to get me because I'll go back to England, before the results are out.
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