In a throwback to the previous regime when the media team of President Mahinda Rajapaksa indulged in ‘creative’ photoshopping to show Queen Elizabeth II shaking hands with him, the managers of President Maithripala Sirisena’s Facebook page has ‘edited out’ both the President and his son Daham from a photograph taken at the UN General Assembly sessions.
Much furor was caused over Daham Sirisena‘s presence in the UN sessions with questions raised over his status.
The original photo was taken on Friday the 25th September 2015 and posted on Sirisena’s Facebook page on the same day at 9.59PM. The new, photoshopped version was uploaded today, approximately three days later.
In the photoshopped version even the name board of Sri Lanka has been shifted and placed between Mangala Samaraweera and Wijedasa Rajapakshe. The cleverly cropped and photshopped picture finds the rest of the delegates in the in their identical positions in both pictures.