‘Two-toned women’ – New trend in fashion or form of protest?

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Women with normal faces but brightly coloured bodies have been spotted all over Colombo and the adjoining cities.

  These women seem to be normal, except that from their neck down they’re painted in bright greens, blues, reds, etc., leading people to wonder what the meaning behind this could be.

Further perplexing is the fact that the women have been spotted in normal clothes going about their daily business, alone, not in groups. Other than the colour of their skin, there seems to be nothing unnatural about their behaviour, leading some to wonder if this is just a new fashion trend, an exaggeration of body art perhaps?

Or perhaps this is a form of protest? Perhaps their bright skin colour signifies a protest about unity despite race, or the bright red signifies anti-violence? However, if this were true, wouldn’t they meet in groups? Wouldn’t they be more vocal about their cause?

It seems all we can do now is speculate, while we wait for this mystery to reveal itself.