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President sends best wishes to SL Cricket Team for T20 World Cup, honours Rugby champions

May 14, Colombo (LNW): President Ranil Wickremesinghe conveyed his best wishes to the Sri Lankan Cricket Team as they prepare to participate in the upcoming Twenty-20 World Cup Cricket Tournament, slated to be held in the U.S. and the West Indies from June 1st to June 29th.

During a meeting convened at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (13) afternoon, the President engaged in an affable exchange with the team, led by Wanidu Hasaranga.

He offered words of encouragement and extended congratulations to the players for representing the nation with distinction, reported the Presidential Media Division (PMD).

The Sri Lankan cricket squad, comprising 15 players, is scheduled to depart the island on the morning of the 14th.

Wickremesinghe commended the team for their dedication to achieving success on the international stage.

In addition to the cricket team, President Wickremesinghe had the opportunity to meet with the Sri Lankan Rugby team, who emerged victorious in the Asian Rugby Championship held in Sri Lanka, competing in the first division.

Expressing profound pride in this significant rugby triumph, President Wickremesinghe lauded the team’s exceptional skills and congratulated them on their remarkable achievement.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Tourism, Lands, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Harin Fernando, Minister of State, Arundika Fernando, and the President’s Senior Advisor on National Security and Chief of Staff, Sagala Ratnayaka.

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