The Cinnamon Lakeside. I don’t know
I don’t know why I’m even posting this, but apparently it’s on state TV as well. Someone from the Sarath Fonseka campaign called and said the General was at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel with 50 men, planning to take over media stations. I don’t think one announces a coup in this way. The story from Derana is that the General himself is surrounded by Army, presumably controlled by Mahinda.
I called the Lakeside Lobby and they were like ‘none of these people are here’. Well, he said people under that name. The guy from SF’s office said there were 200 soldiers outside that weren’t theirs. I have no idea.
When the guy from SF called I didn’t believe, but I saw the same story on Twitter, citing Rupavahini TV. I think it’s some sort of disinformation. The government spin seems to be that they’re surrounding SF and his spin seems to be that he’s surrounding himself. I don’t get it. Either Fonseka is crazy like a fox or just crazy. I think everyone should just go to sleep and wait for the results. Or have one of the middling mojitos at 7 Degrees downstairs.
Curiouser and curiouser. I vouch for none of this as fact, please treat as entertainment.