Above is the President’s sons featured in a commercial by a state-owned telco which I saw on state-owned television. Which is, I dunno, but the two youngest sons seem to be playing in the Carlton Super 7s, which I think is broadcast on CSN, which is run by Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s girlfriend. Anyways. He was also recently made captain of the Sri Lanka rugby team, to some chagrin. I’ve heard that the boys are actually quite good at rugby, but still. It looks a bit… untoward.
The Sri Lankan government really really messed up cricket. I think the last World Cup was either thrown or the squad selection was messed with so badly that we lost. That was one of the more depressing days of my life, including the prior World Cup, during which the light went out in the West Indies and the LTTE bombed Colombo. Anyways. I’m not a big rugby fan, but the mix of politics and political sons does not fill me with hope.