Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa played few cricket strokes to inaugurate the newly built Indoor Cricket Stadium in Badulla by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) this morning on 4th September. He thoroughly enjoyed playing cricket without opposition players while opening the venue for public in a grand style.
It is not clear who was the bowler while this left hand batsman played few cricket strokes to declare open the Badulla Sports Complex. However it has cost Rs 112 lakhs for SLC to build this indoor facility to improve the level of cricket in the Badulla District. Ministers C.B.Ratnayake, Nimal Siripala, Deputy Minister Dilan Perera, Governour of the Uva Province C.Nanda Mathew, Chief Minister of the Uva Province Shashendra Rajapaksa, President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and Chief Executive of SLC Ajith Jayasekera were present at the occasion.