(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday congratulated the Sri Lanka cricket team for its performance in the series against South Africa which was played in Colombo.
“A victorious comeback of Sri Lanka’s cricket team, scoring a series win against South Africa. Congrats and thanks to the team and coach for their commitment to a great performance that gave us so much to be proud of,” the President tweeted.
Sri Lanka won the series against South Africa 2-1 yesterday and it was the first ODI series victory after 8 years. “What a gutsy performance and a massive victory for the new look Sri Lanka team! Brilliant to see the energy and enthusiasm of this young team. Congratulations to Dasun Shanaka and the entire squad including coach Mickey Arthur and support staff on the series victory!” Sports and Youth Minister Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.