as she boycotted the two cabinet meetings last week, President Chandrika
Kumaratunga must have reflected on the fact that it is from little
acorns that mighty oaks do grow.
Up until the time Mangala
Samaraweera misplaced the now notorious constitutional coup memorandum
by which he hoped to wrest power from the UNF and hail the advent of the
PA once more, Kumaratunga had Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe eating
out of her hand.