A Sri Lankan policeman gives directions to Sabapathipillai Padmanadan, a candidate from the minority party Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), as he arrives to submit his nomination for the December parliamentary elections in Colombo October 27, 2001. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (Reuters)
Pic: (without speech balloon) REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (Reuters)
27 OCT 2001
Sri Lankan policemen are not known for their politeness either and this has nothing to do with the fact that the candidate is Tamil. Srilankan police are fair. They insult everybody equally..
For the benefit of non-Sri Lankan readers: "Palayang" is "Get the Hell Out Of.." and "Paraballa" is "Foreign Dog". This is a standard Sri Lankan insult but may also be used as a term of endearment... (Just like "How You old Bastard!") but not when stretching one's arm like that and pointing the index finger!...
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