ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 16, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 16

Odds & Ends

The once VVIP lady is said to be busy this week in Hanuman land inviting the high and mighty there for her offspring’s post betrothal reception due later this month at the Hotel on the Mount. But the biggest question is will she or has she invited the mighty here for the do, now billed as the biggest reception of the year or the decade. She certainly does not want anything to upset her daughter’s reception. But, one thing is certain it will be gloves off afterwards as there is no love lost between the two. Folks, be prepared for assaults by word and deed on the Chinthanaya.

Why is the all-powerful presidency so scared of a single municipal officer, who is accused by all and sundry as being the most corrupt man behind all dirty deals and is all but ready to please him by suspending the elected representatives? The super executive is contemplating this decision, against the advice of some of his own ministers, the JVP and his political soul mate and our very own cardboard Castro, who is also the Council’s opposition leader. While the Council is in one right royal garbage heap, is the cure worse than the disease.

When underworld desperados were gunned down in a series of almost identical showdowns with the police, there were no human right violation inquiries from anywhere and everyone thought that was the end of the underworld. While Colombo is being kept clean by some tough cops with impeccable records, those criminal dons who ran away to foreign countries in the aftermath of the killing of Prince Column are now back one by one, including “Kudu …...” Mainly thanks to these tough SSPs in Colombo, there is no resumption of spectacular hits by them here still, but they are said to be running big money operations even from the prisons and abroad.

DIG Colombo Rohan Abeywardena, another cop with an unblemished record retired last week, the successor has still not been officially announced, but an old police wag hinted that it will be someone who always had the blessings of the Maha Nayakes in Kandy throughout his career. He is so lucky that he has hardly served anywhere outside the central hills.

The second tier of the DPL service too is about to be invaded by political animals. The Foreign office boys are certainly not amused by the selection of a dozen or so for Cabinet approval as there is no necessity for them to go before the parliamentary High Post Committee.

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