The (very conservative) Washington Times reports that Dhanapala has been offered a job to drop out by Sathirathai (if he were to win):
In recent months, Thai officials have said Mr. Surakiart had directed a foreign ministry official to approach Sri Lanka about withdrawing its candidate, Jayantha Dhanapala, from the race, and said Mr. Surakiart had offered Mr. Dhanapala any other job within the organization if he would step aside.
Mr. Surakiart, who says he has the support of more than 100 nations, has vigorously denied the claims.
One is left to wonder who exactly is giving this to the Times. Both Dhanapala and Ban Ki-moon have tried to cozy up to US conservatives (Bolton?) by working with the Times. Surely it does not help Dhanapala to have rumors flying around about him dropping out.