Elections are a time when candidates use  many colourful tactics to promote their candidature.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who is contesting from the Gampaha District  from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SBJ) who was seriously injured in a suicide bomb attack at the Army Headquarters in Colombo in 2006  used the campaign to remind people of the dastardly attack on him when he was the Commander of the Army by putting on show the vehicle that was damaged in the explosion.

The pellet riddled  Peugeot car  is taken to each location that Fonseka is campaigning in and put on display along with a cardboard cutout of the female suicide bomber accompanied by an enlarged photograph of him being carried away from the scene of the explosion.

Fonseka recovered from his injuries and went onto lead the Army  in the operations that  ended in May 2009 with the military defeat of the LTTE.

The car on display with a giant photo of Fonseka being carried away from scene of explosion