Mahinda and family. Poster at a Kalutara kade
I’ve been watching Mahinda rising in the TIME influential peeps poll with some wonder. Not that at him, but at the people that support him. A lot of Mahinda supporters are asking other people to vote for the man without seeming to understand the description that TIME gives him. They’re basically calling him a dictator who has corrupted Sri Lankan institutions more than any other democratic leader. And people are forwarding that around as a plus.
For reference, past TIME Persons Of The Year (separate thing) have been Hitler, Stalin and, oh, me.