Sanath Jayasuriya to balance sport with politics
Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya will embark on a political career by taking part in the upcoming parliamentary polls on April 8. Jayasuriya is seeking to become a Member of Parliament under the ruling coalition United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the south coast district of Matara, his hometown.
The 40-year-old was recently dropped from the Sri Lanka ODI team but he has no plans to end his cricketing career despite his entry into politics.
“I have no plans to retire from international cricket at this stage as I believe I can successfully balance the workload of playing for Sri Lanka while also serving the people of Matara as an MP,” Jayasuriya said on Thursday.
“It has been an honour representing Sri Lanka on the cricket field during the past 21 years and after careful consideration I believe now is the right time for me to serve the people of Matara.”
Jayasuriya’s marathon international cricket career started in 1989 and has spanned 110 Tests and a record 444 one-day internationals. (Editing Peter Rutherford; To query or comment on this story email email@example.com)
Dear Santh, Congragulations, You are 200% correct, Joined with President Party.Do good for our mother country.God Bless to you.
practice more defend strokes in the nets.
WE WATCHED SANATH NOT CRICKET . SO WE LOST LOT OF MY TIME IN MY LIFE FOR WATCHING CRICKET. MAY BE MID NIGHT , EARLY MORNING ,DURING WORKING LIKE THAT.
NOW THIS GREAT PLAYER BECOME A SHAMELESS POLITICAL HENCHMAN.
SO ,GREAT PLAYERS ARE NOT GREAT GENTLEMEN TS.
BUT PLS RESPECT THE SPORTS AND FORGET PLAYING CRICKET.
There is nothing fantastic about cricket or any other game. There is nothing god given about it and success is dependent on dedication and integrity. Sanath’s contribution to SL cricket cannot be disputed.
If Sanath has the same conviction that he had for cricket there is no reason why he cannot do well in politics. Hopefully people of Matara will vote for S as a person and not as a cricketer.
Sanath wish you could avoid politics..See what has happened to all other renowned people like you after coming in to politics..
Anyway congratz and wish you all the best…Hope you people make SL politics a better place in future!!!!
Dear Sanath Your Begining is very Good because you want to do something to our MOTHERLAND no one is getting this chance. Do good things to PUBLIC. This is very very important. President he his coming now very strong. Keep it up.
Hello Dear Sonath
I am very sorry to here your Idea. You will be wonderful star now and future. when you crose the line you will get some thing like like Sarath Fonsaka.
One day your are wonder full star. If you lost some day you will get blame ane jail. Sarath Fonsake was hero but now? (white rice and Polkudu sambal in the Jail)
Dad Idea man. We care Politition just for 4 yeas or 8 year. If you can stay as a Cricketer you will shin all your life.
dear sanath ………..
u very great cricketer,,,,now i think u very very great minister….good luck sana ayya….6 ewa wananna…api matara nowana nisa chande nam ne ,,,,,,et obe jaya ape petumai………………..JAYA WEWA SANA BOY>>>SUBA ANAGATHAYAK
Dear Nilupul and Cricket Star
Can you tell me any Great fucking minister that last 30 yeas . we need to wipe minister’s “puka” to get a job .
Dear Sanath stay away from Politic. Until you die you will be star. Love from Galle.
Usual stupid happening in sri lanka, mr.sanath u was a star to day u have no star try to make money in right way stay away from political , I never see any good political person in sri lanka for past 30 years, budusaranen the war is over .. and mr.sanath you know what kind of political qualification u have??, so you have to heir many secretary’s around you to filled up ur political skill so still our f..Stupid sri Lankans able to vote u n able to pay ur salary n ur staff salary2 with all the benefits..ohhhh we have to work abroad till our balls fall down