“Muza’s phone rings, but there is no answer. Has he gone to Malaysia without telling anyone to accept the high commissioner position?” the journalist asked.
His son gave an amusing reply. “No, Dada has gone to America to bring ‘body parts.’
“What? To bring body parts? Why? Has Dada started a motor spare part business after leaving the mayor position?” the journalist fired another question.
“No. Dada did not go to America to bring motor spare parts. He went there to bring body parts. That is because his next posting is as the high commissioner in Malaysia and he thought it would be wise to take some body parts along with him.”
“Why is that?”
“Why? Haven’t you seen how former high commissioner Ansar was beaten up by Tiger sympathizers. Seeing that, Dada decided to take some body parts along when he goes there as the high commissioner.”
Muzammil has by now returned home, bringing body parts along with him. He is due to take up duties as the high commissioner in Malaysia before president Maithripala Sirisena undertakes a tour of that country on the 16th of this month.
May be body parts, or maybe not. Whatever, our suggestion is that when he goes on official assignments, he should handcuff himself to deputy high commissioner Majintha Jayasinghe. That is because, when a disaster strikes, Majintha will drag Muzammil along with him at lightning speed. Therefore, instead of body parts, what Muzammil should take with him is a pair of handcuffs.