Friday, was an efficient and devoted employee, of Robinson Crusoe, later known as Man Friday, an especially faithful or one’s best servant or right-hand man.
In recent weeks Maithripala Sirisena emerged more as Friday’s Man than the Man Friday, he was meant to be serving the people of this country, the job he was elected for.
Friday is Sirisena’s game day with governance and the Constitution. The Friday Game or ‘Sikuraada Keliya” is what people watch out with fear and dismay – what will he do with the basic concepts of governance? What more can he do about blundering with the Constitution?
Way back in January 2015, when the people elected him to serve them, there was little known about his gamesmanship, or that of inequity and unfairness. He was a wholly silent Cabinet Minister for nearly a decade, serving the Rajapaksa Regime, in the servitude that was more that of a slave than a devoted employee.