This photograph was taken by an American girl at the BASE karaoke lounge in Colombo on New Year’s Eve, 2005. Karaoke lounges in Colombo, apart from Sopranos at the CH&FC premises and Lava at the Hilton, are generally hostess bars, frequented primarily by men. I think the photograph reveals Sri Lanka’s repressed society.
Why are all these men so excited by the tame sight of this dancer’s cleavage? There are even chaps standing on top of tables to get a better view. And what’s with the plethora of camera phones? To record this precious sighting of brassiere for prosterity?
Is this representative of men in Sri Lanka? And, if so, what does it say about the women?