(December 29, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Sri Lanka President's eldest son, Namal Rajapaksa is treating his beloved father with an advertising campaign worth of Rs. 3.25 billion in which famous persons urge the publc to vote to a 'sensitive' leader at the presidential scheduled to be held on January 26.
Namal Rajapaksa, an unemployed young person as far as we have learnt, spends these monies from the fund of an organization called "A Tomorrow for Youth" that he leads.
The famous persons like sportsmen and actors appearing in these advertisements say they have not charged any money for these commercials.
However, they are broadcast at least 72 times a day mostly in prime time in seven television channels. The campaign includes radio, press commercials and billboards etc. as well.
A recent study on the spending of this advertising campaign estimated the cost Rs. 3.25 billion minimum.
Nobody knows where these moneys come from to the funds of the "A Tomorrow for Youth".