image Death threat downgraded


Says" Don't dump on road" CCTV monitoring. Vehicle will be damage"
Says” Don’t dump on road” CCTV monitoring. Vehicle will be damage”

This warning against dumping rubbish is a downgraded death threat. Version 1 had far dire warnings in 3 languages. I blogged about it long time ago. The current version seems tame. Yet it harks of technology (CCTV monitoring). The threat this time is to vehicles. Which hints that the culprits are not pedestrians.

I don’t go past this sign often. It lies on a secret Colombo shortcut that is no longer on my regular commute.

Yet every time I pass this I’m awestruck. Who took the time and effort to paint this? What’s the back story? What does it say about urban life and society in the early 21st century Colombo? The personalities and the histories behind it. There’s a novel in there all right. Which should be left to far gifted hands like Romesh Gunesekera and/or Ashok Ferry than me.

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