Daham Sirisena marred the post-match presentation of the 137th Royal / Thomian awards ceremony when he appeared on stage uninvited.
The son of President Maithripala Sirisena took the Joint Organizing Committee of the event by total surprise when he got on stage initially to shake hands with chief guest Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe and remained on stage thereafter till the presentation was over.
“Fuck the fucking fuckers, what the fuck was Daham doing up there? ” an old Royalist complained about the organizing committee assuming that they had invited Daham Sirisena to be one of the distinguished guests on stage to give away the awards.
However when Colombo Telegraph contacted a member of the Royal /Thomian Joint Committee he refuted this claim and said that even they were surprised to see Daham Sirisena get on stage. “In fact even Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe looked a bit embarrassed when he was taken by surprise when Daham sprung up on stage to shake his hand.” he said.
A distinguished old Royalist said ” It’s embarrassing, embarrassing, embarrassing, embarrassing ! there were many respected past cricketers of Royal College in attendance. If at all one of them should have been up there and not this idiot. Daham’s presence certainly took the gloss of our fascinating victory by being present on stage. “
“Looks like he is a crazy psycho who now is habitually using his daddy’s powers to be seen in public” another commentator said.
When asked why Daham Sirisena was on stage another Joint Committee Member said “even I did not know who he was. One idiot jumped on stage and shook Premier Wickremesinghe’s hand. When asked to step down he refused and remained up there. As we were busy and since the ceremony was not going to take too long we ignored him and let him be in the foreground. Only later we found out that he was President Sirisena’s son.”
“None of the committee members could sleep last night with a plethora of calls coming through demanding answers as to what Daham Siirsena was doing among such a distinguished gathering” said another disgruntled Joint Committee Member.
The guests on stage who gave away the awards comprised of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Group Chief Executive Dialog Axiata Dr.Hans Wijayasuriya, Warden S.Thomas’ College Rev. Marc Billimoria, Royal College Principal B.A. Abeyratne, S.Thomas’ College cricket captain of 1975 Mohan De Silva, Royal College cricket captain of 1969 Eardley Lieversz and Dr. Hiran Wimalaratne Co-Chairman JOC Host Royal College.