Toy Pistol Politico Demands 20 Million From Opposition To Cross Over

December 14, 2014

The local government politician of the South who rose to fame due to a toy pistol has asked for Rs. 20 million from presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s camp to switch allegiance, Asian Mirror reliably learns. 

This request has been made to a businessman who plays a key role in Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign. However, the businessman had told the local government politician that the Common Candidate had strictly instructed them to refrain from giving money to ruling party defectors.

However, when contacted by Asian Mirror, the said businessman declined to comment on the matter, saying he did not receive any such request from the politician. “Those are just rumours,” the businessman, who is based in Polonnaruwa, said.

It has now been revealed that this local government politician has been trying to get a foothold in the “Common Opposition” camp, since its inception. However, he has not yet received a favourable response from the opposition as the leaders of the camp are still skeptical about the local government politician.

The politician’s jeep, reportedly, was parked outside the New Town Hall of Colombo, When Maithripala Sirisena and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga held their first press conference announcing Sirisena’s candidature at the presidential election.


According to highly placed sources of the opposition, it still obscure as to why this politician is interested in joining Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign as he was always treated well by the government, all along.