Sri Lankan ‘minissu’ all want this to be the Singapore of the South East. That’s our politicians’ dream, whether green, blue, red or yellow. We have well surpassed Singapore in one aspect. No no, it is nothing to do with pesky good governance, economic prosperity or even eradication of poverty. So what is it? Here it is.. Singapore has just one Senior Ministering mentor type – Lee Kwan Yew. Here in our Paradise, we don’t just have one, we have 11. Shaaa…
Merv To The Rescue!
And the latest joke doing the rounds is that our man Merv the Perv was elevated to Cupboard rank with a portfolio that was public related, for a reason. Part of his job was to control and coordinate us wild ruffians of the public. The penny finally dropped. With the planting of 11 million trees, you need a cupboard type to tie 11 million people to them. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
So, now we have a jumbo Cupboard. Of course, inside the cupboard there is also a jumbo list of Secretaries to the Ministering types. And everyone is happy. Oh wait, there’s a catch – the Secretaries were tasked (or gently advised) by El Presidente to keep the Ministering types on the straight and narrow. Will they or won’t they, given how politics eventually wins out in this country? That’s the 64 million dollar question. The proof of the pudding is in the eating no?
Confusion confounded was the situ before the final list of Ministering angels was named. The small Nilame was expecting to be the Ministering angel of the Fishing kind. Yet it was all of two days before the incumbent Rah- Jit-Ah was reappointed. Maybe it was due to all the bodhi pujas he was having? Hmmm…
Ra-Kneel wasn’t without his share of problems, given the ongoing conflict with the Green Team. Sue Jee Wa, the warrior lion, was piqued that he was bypassed, and an invite sent to the Pradeshiya Sabha and other lower elected officials for their views. The question that begs an answer is, as Sour Jit wanted these lower elected officers to be included for voting at the Convention, but was overruled by Ra-Kneel, why does he now resort to seeking their views, bypassing at least one elected to the House in the Diyawanna? Curioser, curioser…
The crown Prince Na Flower was surprised one day to receive an SMS from the Bough Flower Heap of the filmy type. She was volunteering to work with him in his Blue Brigade. This was followed by a call to which the Crown Prince replied, “But you’re a little over the hill.” Aney, sin, no?