The political postering has started in earnest. I’ve been getting warm fuzzies from seeing Chandrika’s
whiskey fueled smiling face and even the moribund UNP has a presence. In any self-respecting country there would be an election come November, but Sri Lanka is extra weird and the date is unknown. Still, the PR is at work, to various degrees of funny. This is the most ridiculous one I’ve seen yet – Ranil Wickremesinghe as Michael Jackson, surrounded by half-naked men. I won’t get into the issue of Ranil’s sexuality, but suffice it to say that this is is a personal dig. Timely, offensive, and tasteless. I await the poster of an inebriated Banadaranaike, being carried to bed by a bevy of attendants.
What confuses me is that I can’t tell the official posters from the parodies anymore. I thought that this one below was a joke for sure, cause Ranil looks like a child molestor. As headshots go, the one with baggy eyes and a smarmy moustache may not be the one to pick. Someone needs to distribute this ‘Photoshop’ to the political offices.