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Kitulgala, 2.XII.2011; pict. J. Hoeyberghs

Kandy region, 25.XI.2005; pict. F. Spring

The shape and choice of colours is the new world diamond with yellow canvas. The drawing however is the European kind. The quality of the design varies widely.
The better variety shows much detail. The man wears a cap or a hard hat on his head and wellingtons on his feet — Sri Lanka read our safety sheet.

Kandy region, 25.XI.2005; pict. F. Spring

This is still a nice drawing but the first defects are appearing. His trousers are bootcut which is meant to fall over boots and therefore doesn't fit specially well in wellingtons.

It's therefore not the best choice, certainly not if you put your foot in the heap behind you. Having a foot planted in the heap is also a widespread habbit in Spain and, in my opinion, difficult to combine with clean clothes.

The signs on the next row were seen several times and therefore someone must make them by purpose and following a template.

The people (are they still?) shown are most unpractical. One stands in both heaps and the other is like wearing a cape. Probably not the most appropriate attire for a road worker.

Tissamaharama, 25.XII.2011; pict. J. Hoeyberghs
Nuwara Eliya, 16.XII.2011; pict. J. Hoeyberghs

Udawalawa, 24.XII.2011; pict. J. Hoeyberghs
Kitulgala, 21.XII.2011; pict. J. Hoeyberghs

It looks like workmen are now coming from Russia.
And Great Britain's enormous workforce is only just one call away.


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