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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 05.31 GMT

President congratulates Sri Lankan cricket team for World Cup


President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday congratulated the Sri Lankan cricket team qualified for the quarter final round of the ICC Cricket World CUP 2015.

During a video call via Skype, the President wished Captain Angelo Mathews luck in the next round of matches.

The President also praised legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara for becoming the first cricketer to score centuries in four consecutive ODIs.

Sri Lanka has secured the third place from Pool A in the group stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in the first quarter-final in Sydney on Wednesday, March 18.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has also congratulated the Sri Lanka Cricket team over the skype for its success.





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