President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (15) congratulated the Sri Lankan cricket team, which has qualified for the quarter-final 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.