19XXX hoarding in Nugegoda
I’ve seen these huge billboards in Rajagiriya and Nugegoda advertising 19XXX.org. I think this is a reference to the candidate number of Madhura Vithana and the three checks a voter would make. The site itself is just an image asking to keep Colombo clean. Not great, but not disastrous. Type in 19XXX.com, however, as I did by accident and you are directed straight to porn.
19XXX.org screenshot next to 19XXX.com
While I think it’s cool advertising an web URL and nothing else, perhaps a bit more thought should have gone into this. XXX should set off some alarm bells, and 19XXX quite obviously implies barely legal porn. Add the .org and it comes off as extra wrong when you sound it out.
The website itself is pretty bad, it’s literally a URL that directs you to a smaller hoarding and I still can’t figure out if it’s connected to Vithana or not. He’s run an interesting campaign in Kotte so far, but (if this is him) this latest hoarding is mainly interesting in a bad way.