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Sri Lankans Use Stock-Photo ‘White People’ In Their Ads — Very Incongruous, Strange & Sad.

by Anura Guruge


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This popped-up on my Facebook time and made me take notice.

I had seen similar before and had talked to a few Sri Lankans about it then.

This is disturbing!

The belief that using ‘white people’ makes the Ad. better. It is sad. It has been 70-years since Independence, but as one Sri Lankan told me today, colonial-mentality still persists.

There are good looking Sri Lankans as we saw just recently in this post

So, why they feel the need to use stock-photo, white people is laughable. The country is trying desperately to be an isolationist, Sinhala-Buddhist nation — BUT sees nothing strange about Ads. like this.

This is Sri Lanka; a contradiction wrapped up in an enigma.


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by Anura Guruge


Handsome Sri Lankans In The U.S.A.

by Anura Guruge


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Honestly, YOU did NOT expect to see my picture … right?

‘Handsome’ is NOT a word associated with I, by others, especially, and even by I.

For a start, these stud-muffins are considerably thinner and fit-looking compared to I. Plus they have more hair.

I do NOT, thankfully, know any of them — and they, I.

This was from an unsolicited Sri Lankan e-mail ‘newsletter’ I get, fairly regularly, from some dude in California. Don’t know him. I guess he found my e-mail on the Web.

I just thought you would like to see what truly handsome Sri Lankans look like. You can now see why Indians and Pakistanis so resent Sri Lankans because we have stud-muffins like these.


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by Anura Guruge