Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wimal's role-swaps and Dayan's role-swaps

These are chest-thumping days. Rhetoric days. Days when claims are made and justified. Days when the other side is badmouthed and whoever crosses over is vilified. Days when history is revised, recycled, and forgotten. Yes, these are election days. And in them, we see roles and role-swaps. Big time.

Wimal Weerawansa and Dayan Jayatilleka have come out praising the regime and criticising the Opposition. They've taken contexts out of history to compare with the Mahinda-Maithri fight. They've taken figures out of history to compare with the big-shots in the election.

Here then are the role-swaps:

Wimal Weerawansa's role-swaps

Mahinda = Sri Vikrama Rajasinghe
Maithripala = Ehelepola Nilame
Patali Champika = Pilimathalawe
The American Ambassador = John Doyle

Which begs the question...

    CBK + Ranil = ?
    Wimal = ?

Dayan Jayatilleka's role-swaps

    Mahinda = Ravana
    Maithripala = Vibhishana

Which could mean...

    CBK + Ranil = Rama

Which also begs the question...

    ? = Sita
    ? = Lakshman
    ? = Hanuman

And of course...

    Dayan = ?

So who'll fill these blanks? Who'll go down in history as the born-again characters of 1815 and the Ramayana?

Over to you.