Behind Closed Doors:
Free-wheeling Uncle Veeré, an assassin near Geneva and a deadline
Three-year deadline for Ranja
One Lang-sa of a certain coastal city hosted a party for a group of
journalists at a hotel on the edge of water. The prime objective of the
party was to show the scribes that he is not as ‘bad’ as some portray
him to be! Each journalist who attended the party was gifted a 16 GB pen
drive, probably to store in their collective memory that Lang-sa is a
good boy who doesn’t deserve a digit of criticism.
“I don’t punish my opponents. It is solely up to my god,” a slightly
tipsy Lang-sa announced to a group of journalists who surrounded him at
the dinner table.
“Everyone who challenged me lost the last Parliamentary election. I
didn’t do anything. It is the gods who defeated them,” Lang-sa said
arguing his finely-tuned logic.
“Then what about Ranja?” a journalist who is well-versed in the
affairs of the Diyawanna House posed an unexpected question.
“Mark my word malli ! Ranja will last in the political game only for
three years,” Lang-sa, who is well-known for ‘operations’ in the world
down under said, leaving the scribes wondering what will happen to the
Upwardly mobile entrepreneur
A high profile businessman, who has held key positions in banking,
finance and sports sectors, is tipped to be appointed as the big boss of
a state-run TV channel which was quite reputed for its independence over
the past 10 years. The big boss, according to whispers behind closed
doors, is expected to accept the position for an interim period of six
months, in addition to his present high-profile job in the banking
“After six months, our boss will leave both jobs and take up a new
position in a newly set up high- powered ministry.
That is going to be his long-term destination,” a bird that flew in
and out of his house quite often, chirped cheerfully.
Although the multi-faceted, multi-layered and multi-coloured
businessman was known to be a close associate of a former top lady in
the past, he has now developed strong links with the green party too,
making himself a man for all seasons irrespective of the colour of the
Geneva - assassin’s hideaway?
While the gentlemen in Geneva probe the human rights track record of
Sri Lanka, the law enforcement bodies of Sri Lanka are conducting probes
as to whether the killers of politico Raviraj have fled to Geneva.
It does not require Einstein’s wisdom to understand who wanted to
kill Raviraj, an outspoken legislator of the Tamil party of the North
pole. Apparently, suspicion has been directed at a hitman from the
Eastern shores who had links with an un-intelligent wing.
Not so long ago, there were rumours that a ‘shadow-tiger’ group was
formed by un-intelligent wings to launch attacks on political opponents
of the previous ruler. They all ran haywire when the king was unseated,
unexpectedly, through a silent revolution by the people. Whether the
Raviraj ‘hit’ too is linked to the same ‘shadow-tiger’ gang remains a
So, even as the Human Rights Council meets in one Swiss city, the
Lankan authorities will soon seek the assistance of the Swiss government
to trace the suspects of Ravi’s murder.
Free-wheeling Uncle Veeré
‘Uncle Veeré’ was the right hand man of the former king when the
latter was in power. As a result, Uncle had to get involved in all sorts
of dirty deals just to please his boss (and boss’s family too, perhaps).
Among them is the famous ‘robes’ issue which is presently being
investigated by the law enforcement bodies.Interestingly, initial
investigations showed that ‘Uncle’ was directly involved in the
transaction under question and he had no chance of escaping
However, he was not immediately taken into custody probably because
the ‘Diyawanna race’ was around the corner.After the race, however, the
case resumed and the General of attorneys gave written instructions to
the Police to arrest the man.
The written instructions were issued nearly two weeks ago!It is not
as if Uncle is in hiding and the Police can’t trace his whereabouts.
Uncle roams the city freely, goes to supermarkets, attends weddings,
funerals and all sorts of social gatherings. But our Police, for some
reason, just don’t see him!