Chathurika Sirisena who went in to hiding without even providing an explanation for her previous public stunts when using public servants and police officials to accompany her on her personal campaigns recommenced her operations by taking part at the Sri Lanka National Kite Festival held at Galle Face Green on the 11th of October 2015.
Subsequently on the following day President Maithripala Sirisena’s daughter Chathu was invited by Rathnavali Balika Vidyalaya in Gampaha, as the chief guest where the girl’s school celebrated World Teachers and World Children’s day. Chathu was incidentally a past pupil of the school.
Besides many PSD officers accompanying her on both visits, the same lady PSD officer was seen wearing a green shirt and black trousers at the kite festival and white shirt and black trousers at the school event.
Coincidentally the term ‘Kite-Flying’ is a practice used by politicians to test the media response prior to embarking on a project.
Chathrurika the aspiring politician could not have chosen a better event to recommence her private campaign.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s daughter Chathu received muck flak earlier, when she visited villages in the Polonnaruwa District accompanied by government servants and police officers when she went on a private fact finding mission to listen to the grievances of the common man. She was televised during these visits, explaining to the people that she had not brought all these government servants on a false pretext but rather to share her dad’s dreams and future plans to the rural folk.
President Sirisena’s popularity took a nosedive as recent as last month, when he took his son Daham Sirisena to the United Nations General Assembly in the United States of America and was made to sit with all state dignitaries during sessions.
At this event it was reported that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga had the rare opportunity of shaking Daham Sirisena’s hand.
Strangely even the President’s Media Unit attempted to cover this up by photo shopping out the young Sirisena in their official press releases.
During the Presidential Election campaign earlier, President Sirisena publicly announced that one of the main reasons he was breaking away from the previous Rajapaksa regime was due to family nepotism.
However barely two weeks after being sworn in as President, he went on to appoint his brother Kumarasinghe Sirisena as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom.
“Many of those who voted President Sirisena into power, felt deceived by this no sooner he assumed office. Now his children Chathurika and Daham have begun exploiting their daddy’s presidential powers” said a political activist.