We do not know how ad got there-Lakpahana

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Following an advert featuring a semi nude man which created a furor on Facebook causing the advert to be removed shortly after it was uploaded, officials of the Lakpahana office said yesterday that they were unaware of how the advert got there.

“We don’t know what happened. We are inquiring into this matter at present, that’s all I can say for now” The marketing manager of Lakpahana said.

When Daily Mirror inquired as to how it was uploaded sans approval from the authorities, the officials of Lakpahana declined to provide further clarification of the advert which went ‘viral’ on social media.

“I do not know what happened with the advertisement; I am just in charge of sales. The director is the only one who will have any knowledge over this incident and she is currently out of the country” said assistant manager Rosemarie Patternot.

The advert was lauded by some as being a bold marketing tactic, while others severely criticised it claiming it to be ‘indecent’ and ‘badly executed’
The advert however commanded the most amount of attention for a Sri Lankan advertisement on social media.

Meanwhile, a lawyer from Lakpahana told Dailymirror online that the Lakpahana facebook page had been hacked and that the photo had already been taken down (Jehan Gunasekara)
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  • Gamarala Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:22 AM

    Why are people so upset about the naked body? We are all born naked, if it was so bad , we would be born clothed. Its people who have a distrubed mind who find fault with nudity.

    Dee Friday, 10 April 2015 08:06 AM

    Oh really? Oya poradha?

    Sira Friday, 10 April 2015 08:06 AM

    Whats wrong with being gay?

    thilak Saturday, 11 April 2015 01:33 PM

    beautifull.whats wrong? only women can do this? his body sexy and lovely.i love it.

    Balurala Sunday, 12 April 2015 07:51 PM

    Totally against our traditional values. Our Amude is far too shorter than this.

    Easterner Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:38 PM

    How the hell does this ad have anything to do with Politics? XD

    Daily Mirrow Friday, 10 April 2015 09:01 AM

    good one for SB via DM Android App

    josh Friday, 10 April 2015 09:11 AM

    we sri lankans are mad.. we praise when Kim Kardashian posts a picture with her "back" revealed but criticize when a man goes semi nude in SL..

    Omar Friday, 10 April 2015 09:22 AM

    Hey a

    TONY Friday, 10 April 2015 09:44 AM

    TODAY THE DRESSES THAT OUR LADS

    shukri Friday, 10 April 2015 10:07 AM

    Hey what all this if a man can enjoy a women nude pic whay women cant enjoy man nude pic where is justices?

    TC Friday, 10 April 2015 10:10 AM

    Wow, i didnt know that whole countries could be not gay! *slow clap*

    David Stone Friday, 10 April 2015 10:18 AM

    This is a bold marketing tactic by a Traditional Sri Lankan brand. Such tactics are very common in other countries. It is a shame that some idiots in SL have such a conservative mindset.

    willowsd Friday, 10 April 2015 03:56 PM

    is it only women nudity appropriated? or rather enjoyed?

    sad Sunday, 12 April 2015 02:15 PM

    there are no gays in Sri Lanka ha ha what a idiot would say it and what idiot will believe it. via DM Android App

    Subha Sunday, 12 April 2015 02:20 AM

    Indian sponsored advert to ruin Sri Lankan image.. they have done this before.. with cheerleaders too..Btw, this is a naked Indian.

    Nuwan Friday, 10 April 2015 04:12 AM

    We Sri Lankans are not gay. This is an insult to our sexual.preferrences.

    Sadhun Friday, 10 April 2015 11:04 AM

    how do you know about others

    PunchiSingho Friday, 10 April 2015 06:02 AM

    The government changes and the naked men start coming out! Part of yahapalanaya?

    ANTON Friday, 10 April 2015 06:07 AM

    THIS IS NOTHING, BECAUSE OUR POLITICIANS ARE ALWAYS NAKED.

    D Friday, 10 April 2015 11:31 AM

    HOMOPHOBE get a life!


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