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    Update: Turf Wicket built in the North was opened today

    October 29, 2014

    Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today  at St. Patrick's College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College.

    The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam.


    This turf wicket was a concept of Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East.

    Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture.


    The opening was followed by a  T20 cricket match played by past national hero's Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Promodaya Wickramasinghe, Upul Chanadana, Ravindra Pushpakumara, Niroshan Bandarathilake & Lanka Silva, who took the field against the North & East Combined Under 23 team (SLC Under 23 Finalist).  (SDF/KH)


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