These days, one of the personalities with the biggest demand in the legal circles is president’s counsel Kalinga Indatissa. Anyone summoned to the FCID hurries to meet with him to obtain legal advice. For the first meeting alone, he reportedly charges several millions of rupees. It is said that three or four million rupees is nothing for those who are having the FCID-phobia.
Anyway, Kalinga is a capable person. His Devale is being used as the abode by various gods from time to time. Once it was Lalith Kotelawala, then Mahinda Rajapaksa, now Pujith Jayasundara. The entire set of old friends of the UNP is these days having Kalinga’s Devale as their abode.
When PC Kalinga writes letters to the police, he calls them as ‘My Dear God,’ it is said. Seeing that calling, those in the police are much flattered. And, there is nothing more left for Kalinga to flatter them.
The other thing is that PC Kalinga is a very honest man. More than Gods Vishnu, Kataragama, Saman and Vibheeshana, it is those from the police who fatten his bank account. Therefore, rather than the unseen gods, what is wrong in calling the policemen who are visible to the eye, to be called ‘My Dear God?’
Furthermore, just like he says, those who are being summoned by the FCID are not those who observe Sil on the four Poya days of the month, but those who had swindled money for the past 10 years. The first thing those who swindle money should do is to save something for their court cases. So, what PC Kalinga is asking for is that money.
Kalinga reveres those in the police, while those in the police revere Kalinga.