President offers UK envoy post to Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara - Cricket World Cup 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena offered the position of High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom a short while ago. President made the offer speaking at the farewell ceremony held at the end of the second test match for the cricketing legend.

After the match, it was an emotional afternoon on the ground for Sangakkara as players, fans and several other dignitaries gathered to honour him.

Sangakkara said that he was surprised by the offer for British High Commissioner post, however, he will take a decision after discussing with the President.

(Ada Derana)