It was the Nilame who is Small from the City of Gems who was up to mischief recently what with the leadership crisis at the green camp and secretly tapping on Prezie Ma-hinderís door to do the jump.
But the Prez would have none of it what with opposition coming from his own quarters that he is a man to be shunned, given his name being linked to the unfortunate killing of a much favoured blue chip Na-landa that would not make him a hot favourite among the seething blues.
And so he had to hush up the matter and return home, loftily declaring that he would never abandon the sinking green ship . Timely tunes boy, truly timely!
Then there was cherubic Es Bee trying the same number with the blessings from his pal, Dull-es of Kam-buripitiya fame. The man has had enough of being behind bars and was clamouring for release and was willing to pay the price by switching loyalties again.
The Prez had given the plea a considerate ear, we are told, and was on the verge of opening doors to the Hanguranketa man when naughty Es Bee let the cat out of the bag by bragging that he would be let out only when some scribes take his place behind bars.
A livid Prez has ordered him to stay put now that the man had shot his mouth off until the day of independence.
Back to jail
Es Bee is certainly under a bad spell. With the Prez livid at Es Bee shooting his mouth off, orders went out to send him from the comfort of the ward that is for Merchants to Welikada.
Crest fallen, he made a beeline to Ra-kneel on his knees whom he plotted to oust with a naughty green group, pleading whether he could convince Prez to let him be at the hospital where conditions are better than the Welikada quarters. So there!
Living it up
Living it up in style was Boggles at the fair that was Indian. He was not alone this time around, as his bitter half and offspring also accompanied the man who is known for extravagant living.
True to style, he busted 1,200 American smackers no less per night for the suite that is presidential. And now when your taxes are upped in the budget folks, you know it is for a worthy cause, what!
The reds are wild with the cupboard appointments and are now clamouring for a slash in the numbers. While the Prez would have none of it the reds say that this government like all others before are top heavy and are now insisting on showing some gratitude by listening to their call. Not only do they find fault with the numbers, they bad-mouth some of the appointments as well.
It is not yet make or break time, but the reds are causing such a furor that the Prez is feeling embarrassed. Whoever said that the reds with no cupboard appointments got no clout, when they actually pull the strings!?