Opt­ing to en­joy while he may

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The pend­ing no-con­fi­dence mo­tion against a top team mem­ber is the main talk­ing point both in the pub­lic do­main and the po­lit­i­cal cir­cles these days.

By the way, a group of Green party Diyawanna politi­cos found them­selves in a deep pow­wow in the Diyawanna coun­cil lobby the other day.

When this dis­cus­sion was un­der­way, a puro­hita at state level hail­ing from Ku­rune­gala dis­trict ap­proached the group.

Ad­dress­ing a young mem­ber who is a Doctor of Medicine, the new­comer asked him whether he was go­ing to vote against the mo­tion.

“I am for the mo­tion. I am go­ing to vote for the mo­tion!” replied the young doctor.

It was a deputy from the Gam­paha dis­trict al­ready in the group who im­me­di­ately re­acted to the young doctor’s re­ply. He ad­vised the young mem­ber to re-con­sider his de­ci­sion.

At this stage, the puro­hita at state level asked the deputy from Gam­paha”“what is your stand with re­gard to the mo­tion?”

“I am op­posed to it! What else to do?” was his ready re­ply.

“Do you think that you will have no prob­lem about fac­ing the next elec­tion after vot­ing against the mo­tion,” the state level puro­hita asked him.

“Such a prob­lem will not arise in my case…” said the deputy from Gam­paha dis­trict. He added: “I have a gut feel­ing that I may not win at the com­ing elec­tion…there­fore, it would be bet­ter to en­joy what­ever good things avail­able at the mo­ment than to make a sac­ri­fice for the sake of an un­cer­tain fu­ture!”

“O! You seem to al­ready know your elec­tion re­sult!” re­marked the state level puro­hita from Ku­rune­gala.

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