President offers Sri Lankan High Commissioner post in UK to Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

Guard of Honour by the Sri Lankan Team & young cricketers

Aug 24, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara on Monday was offered the High Commissioner post in the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena with him stepping down from international test cricket.

“We don’t know what he thinks but we request him to accept Sri Lankan High Commissioner Post in the UK,” President Sirisena said after presenting a memento to Sanga.

A special presentation concluded a short while ago at the P Sara Oval to honor the retiring legend after India won the second Test against Sri Lanka by 278 runs leveling the series 1 – 1.

Speaking at the farewell, Sangakkara said his biggest achievement is not the hundreds but the unconditional love he has received from people around him.

“Thank you for all the love. It has been my privilege to play for my country and in front of all the fans,” Sangakkara said.

Replying to President’s offer Sanga said he was surprised by the offer and will take a decision later.

Many well-wishers including the Prime Minister and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa were present at the occassion.

Chasing a 413-run victory target, Sri Lanka resumed on 72-2 but India managed to bowl Lankans out for 134 in the second over after an early lunch.


Photo Credit – President’s Media Unit