Ghost of the past going after Gota (Original Title)
Sunday Times’ Satire
My dear Gota,
I thought I must write to you because you seem to be in the news these days even though you are holidaying in Trump Land and not even here in Paradise where everyone is getting ready with kavum, kokis and kiribath to celebrate the New Year — and, perhaps, also the end of power cuts!
Rumour has it that you hope to become the leader of Paradise soon after the next big race which must be held by the end of the year. No one has officially announced that you are contesting, but I think that is obvious to everyone-, except to Aiyo Sirisena who believes that he is the only suitable candidate.
Can you tell us why the ‘Pohottuwa’ chaps have not yet announced that you are running the big race, Gota? We know that Mahinda maama gave you his blessings. The rest of the ‘sahodara samaagama’ — Chamal and Basil — endorsed you, too. So, why are you delaying the obvious and the inevitable?