The Arthur Wamanan Story

Initially published in The Sunday Leader on November 4, 2007

By Arthur Wamanan

I never expected that I would be taken to the infamous Fourth Floor of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) just for dialing Enterprise Development Minister Mano Wijeratne’s mobile telephone on October 19 from my personal mobile telephone to obtain a simple comment with regard to his wife’s mobile phone bill.

Strangely I have been joking around that one of these days, there will be a white van in front of my house to whisk me away. My colleagues however did not find such comments funny, given my ethnicity and the kind of stories The Sunday Leader works on. Continue reading →