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Chairman of National Selection Committee for Cricket Sanath Jayasuriya has pledged to revive Sri Lanka cricket to world’s number one position.
He said that senior players Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillekaratne Dilshan are very much a major part of his plans for the next few years for the Sri Lanka national team.
Jayasuriya complimenting Mahela, Sangakkara and Dilshan said that they kept the Sri Lanka team competitive and lifted it up during the difficult period, and Sri Lanka absolutely need their hundred per cent support to build and prepare the team for the next phase.
Commenting on the young players, he said that the availability of talented youngsters such as Dilshan Munaweera, Angelo Perera and Sachith Pathirana are a real blessing for any selector and praised the youngsters who excelled during the current tour of Australia by the national team.
Jayasuriya said that Sri Lanka is blessed to have such a talented crop of youngsters coming through the ranks and making their mark. He said that they have proved that they are more than capable of filling the boots of their illustrious seniors who did the country proud with their skills.(niz)
s� @ c i �h 8 h 78 cabs and vans were also distributed among the local government bodies and the institutions coming under the Western Provincial Council at this function.
Speaking further the Minister said that all parts of the Western province would enjoy the dividends of development in the City of Colombo and said that the Western Province contributes to more than half of the country’s economy. He said that the Western Provincial Council and the local Government bodies in the province should strive to make more contributions towards the country’s economic development, and the Western Provincial Council also played a decisive role to uplift the living standards of rural the community by passing the Divi Neguma Bill in the Council with a majority vote.
He said that the Western provincial council allocated Rs. 3.2 million for a vehicle while the import tax on these vehicles was exempted by the Government. He said that the local government bodies where UPFA lost are also provided assistance for the service of the public without any discrimination.
The Minister disclosed that over 80 per cent of foreign funds are being channelled for development projects in the North and the East although the UPFA was defeated in a number of elections in those areas.
The Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga, Provincial Minister Udaya Gammanpila , Chief Secretary of the Western Provincial Council Jayanthi Wijetunga and the heads of local government institutions of the Western Province also attended the function.(niz)