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Sri Lankan cricketers receive heroes’ welcome

Skipper Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne and Charith Asalanka is greeted on arrival
Skipper Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne and Charith Asalanka is greeted on arrival

The champion Sri Lankan cricketers arrived in the island to a heroes welcome yesterday, after their heroics in the Asia Cup T20 Cricket Tournament where they defeated the favourites Pakistan by 23 runs in the final played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

After a welcome and felicitation ceremony at the Katunayake International Airport, the Sri Lankan cricketers were taken on a parade along the Colombo–Katunayake route, boarded on a double-decker bus. Hundreds of people lined the streets along their way to Colombo and the Sri Lanka Cricket Team members also engaged with their fans while displaying the coveted Asia Cup.

The grand welcome ceremony was organised by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Dialog Axiata PLC, the Official National Team Sponsor of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team.

The Director General of the Ministry of Sports Amal Edirisooriya and the Vice-President of International Cricket of SLC Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa were among the officials present at the airport to welcome the team.


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