By God’s grace and the limping heart of our elections commissioner, Presidential campaigning is over. These are some photos from Perambara’s coverage of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s final rally, in Piliyandala. Dude has been macking it hard this campaign, even illegally (cut-outs, distributing food, using state resources). That said, this is somewhat the nature of the ruler and people may be content to vote for development sans rule of law. His campaign events have been huge, busing in crowds from all over. Mahinda is a damn good politician and I still think he’s likely to win. These photos are from Perambara’s live photostream on the election.