committee that works of the aliyas ended with the ginger
group giving up its fight. "You want to be the leader of
the party yava jeewa" they grunted, having failed to
dislodged big boss. Sniff! Sniff!
Mum's the word
there was more nitpicking. Determined to sweep the rug
clean Lucky suddenly recalled that a printing press
donated by a former aliya stalwart and Colombo mayor had
been sold to the brother of the audi clan. "What
happened to the 40 million smackers?" they cried. The
two who engineered the sale Irwin of advertising fame
and Bored-hee Runner Lion kept mum. So its anybody's
guess, or what?
depositors list has everyone a-guessing. This week as
we tinkled the green and blue types who had also dumped
a few millions in the company that is now kaput, ole
Ranjith of Matale was keen to know who else of his
brethren were on the list. Buy this ole rag come Sunday
we told him as he whispered breathlessly that he did not
even know who on earth had dumped a few smackers in his
name in the key that once was all but golden.
A two way tax
government taxes were pass‚ last week but not before a
member of the red guard, Anura Dissa quipped even
beggars are being taxed. Apart from taxing food people
consume very soon there will be a tax on those loo pans
too he quipped saying we will all have to pay not only
for what we consume but also for what we pass! Ugh.
the robed kind saw red at a recent pow-wow with some
hacks of the fourth estate. One wild ass jumped up and
asked since thou was the first to introduce the mathata
thitha concept why not stop alcohol consumption at the
araliya abode too? Athu -raliya did not see the funny
side and demanded the hack meet him outside later. The
hack refused. To which the thero yelled at him never
ever, ever again to step foot in another pow-wow he
called with those of the fourth estate. Oh Dear!
on the subject of those from the fourth estate, a little
bird whispers that a hack from the selahiniya who had
been taken to cover our resounding victories of the
military kind had instead stepped into a captured lair
and stolen no less than five laptops and 10 digital
cameras that belonged to the striped kind! He was
caught red-handed at middle wachiya where he was held
for hours before being released on humanitarian
grounds!! Shame! Shame!