Vehicle graphics in Sri Lanka are a buffet of cross cultural symbolism. Yet I doubt if the symbols are used with full knowledge of the symbol’s global significance. Some of the symbolism is far removed from Asia left along Sri Lanka. Particularly Regge/Rastafari imagery. Perhaps Reggeish imagery was popular in Sri Lanka at some time in the past. Java Jones is the only guru for Rasta related Sri Lanka stuff who could answer this.
This blurry image below was taken at night on the day I first started spotting the Bob Marley/Regge/ Rastafari imagery on Colombo’s 3 wheeler (“trishaw”) taxis.
The image below has very clear image of Marley puffing on a bong. I doubt if drug issues were what they were thinking when they put in on the taxi 🙂
Besides that, this three wheeler is a beauty. Check out the detailing. The double stripe itself is quite rare – not to mention the “flame” detailing, the spoiler, the strange blue curved bar, and the hi tech looking mirror.
The images in this posts post was meant to go online on the date of Marley’s birthday (Feb 6th). But events and other posts over took me. Better late than never.
Peace and thanks to him who gave us the music.