In the midst of the recent legislative vandalism, an anonymous policeman stood tall above the chosen 225.
Struck on the face by a cowardly law maker, he unflinchingly stood his ground to perform his duty. In a moment he become an image of courageous conscientiousness.
The moment added a lesson. Regular replays also replayed the teaching of Christ on offering the other cheek. Struck once, the anonymous policeman refused to retaliate or withdraw, remaining within reach of the next slap.
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But the scenes of surface peace are unlikely to last as parliamentarians on both sides of the divide have failed to come to a compromise and both are steadfastly adhering to their version of events.
On the side of the United National Party (UNP) the consensus remains that a no confidence motion was passed in Parliament with the vote taking place twice.
On the basis of this UNP Deputy Leader Ravi Karunanayake submitted to Parliament a proposal insisting that since MP Mahinda Rajapaksa does not have the confidence of the House the Secretary to the Prime Minister should not deploy public funds.