Update : Sangakkara bids farewell to Test Cricket (Watch video)

Update : Sangakkara bids farewell to Test Cricket (Watch video)

Written by Lahiru Fernando

24 Aug, 2015 | 1:36 pm

India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs in the second test to level the three-match series just after lunch on the fifth and final day.

A special felicitation event was  held at the P. Sara Oval for veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara who bid farewell to Test Cricket today, August 24.

During the ceremony President Maithripala Sirisena who was the chief guest at the event applauded Sangakkara for his achievements and also offered him the position of Sri Lanka High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena offers the position of Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK to Kumar Sangakkara on Live TV #ThankYouSanga #News1st #lka #SriLanka

Posted by Newsfirst.lk on Monday, August 24, 2015

 

 

Prime minister Ranil Wikermesinghe and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa were among those who were also present at the P.Sara Oval to witness Kumar Sangakkara in action one last time.

A number of special mementos were presented to the veteran batsman during the felicitation event.

 

Special tokens of appreciation for Kumar Sangakkara as he bids farewell to test cricket #ThankYouSanga

Posted by Newsfirst.lk on Monday, August 24, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara thanks supporters for turning up in their numbers for his farewell. #ThankYouSanga

Posted by Newsfirst.lk on Monday, August 24, 2015

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