The Thulawa programme on EI TEE EN that
is forever tipping the scales in government's favour
suffered a sudden calamity on Thursday eve, all because
of the inclusion of a name that is sour to the powers
that be. Once the blue camp nominated secy gen Mai-three
for the show, the green camp too was requested to send a
name in. But the name Sri-pathi gave the Thulawa team
the jitters and pronto, the show was cancelled. Tch! Tch!
The Prez does like to speak about issues
of corruption on occasion and when the cupboard meeting
got underway last week, he spoke not just of blue
corruption but also green. The grandiose claim was
that green secy Atta- Leader has recently
bought a house for 40 million smackers straight. But the
ministering angels wanted to know whether there was
proof and the Prez without batting an eyelid claimed,
yes there was, and it came via fax. Aha!
It is either war or cricket that saves
Ma-hinder. With Murali being crowned spin king, invites
went out to his entire family to attend a do at the
Presidential Palace Saturday eve. But Murali Senior
stood his ground and said sonna boy and family were free
to break bread with Prez, but he sure would not.
Finally, emotional pressure was resorted to, forcing
Senior to attend the do. Now now did someone say doosra?
As the cost of living soars, it is as if
Prez too has grown wings. He will soon
fly to the Land of the Rising Sun and from there to
London Town to play pappa as sonna boy graduates from
Dartmouth. We the Leading types too send our
congratulations on board Mihin to the sailor boy. All
The Red brethren who celebrated their
heroes last month had an exhibition where on display was
a map marked with territory that came under their
control for days in the two bloody insurgencies. When
Mano G of CMC fame demanded to know at the House by the
Diyawanna whether the JVP types came into control areas
by being elected or at the point of a galkatas, the Reds
could only hang down their heads. Shame no!