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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