As fear, frustration and excitement in the US of A was on the rise, creativity within the Sri Lankan social media sphere boomed bigly.
We know (or rightly assume) people are trying to move the hell out of there and migrate to Canada soon as results showed how close Trump was/is to winning, because the Canadian Immigration website literally crashed.
While most Lankans are just sitting back and laughing at the rise of the memes, some are truly horrified at the state of affairs while others are just planning out their shopping lists.
It's like Christmas came a month or so early.
Waiting till them dollars to fall. So I can buy a Macbook Pro! :D https://t.co/AsPTJIF78X— ° BＩＮＫＵ° (@binku) November 9, 2016
Given that this is politics, not everything was about shopping lists. It's sad, but it's also funny.
Canada to build a wall to stop American refugees from crossing the border! Trudeau will make America pay for it.— Kithmina Hewage (@kvh0117) November 9, 2016
From the first black president to a president endorsed by the KKK !— Nalin K. (@CrazyNalin) November 9, 2016
Newscurry got on board making lighthearted but completely believable references to one of former president Rajapaksa's more hilarious election campaigns.
Morally, ethically and multiple time financial bankrupt US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s divisive campaign sunk to a new low last evening when he rolled out a look-a-like candidate R Sirisena, mirroring the same tactic employed by former President Mahinda Rajapakse.
Despite all the entertainment, we're not completely oblivious to the eff-ups of our government. (Allocations for education has been slashed in half, while more funds have been granted to My3's office and for the telecom sector. #Yahapalanaya, but we've time to cry in despair about that soon after we finish enjoying the drama that's unfolding in the USA. It's rarely that we Sri Lankans get to watch another country go through almost exactly what we went through during our last elections).
Meanwhile, My3 & Ranil to Ravi, "Yako, patas-gaala, apey budget allocations increase karapang. Everyone distract-wela with Trump"— (☞ಠل͜ಠ)☞ (@the_RMT) November 9, 2016