Ego Or Insecurity ! Giant Sized Hoardings Of The President Hits Colombo Again
Pictures by Pavithra Jovan De Mello
From the largest one found at the Ayurveda roundabout in Rajigiriya, which stands at a massive 20 feet by 40 feet, to the comparatively smaller ones found on Baseline Road which are 8 feet by 16 feet, the hoardings of President Mahinda Rajapaksa are a frequent phenomena to behold by anyone who travels in and around Colombo. Outside the Fort Railway Station stands another giant sized hoarding of 20 feet by 20 feet and another one close to the Welikada Prison which is 10 feet by 40 feet in size. Rajapaksa is clearly ensuring that his subjects will have no illusions. At least not about himself.