Sri Lanka crisis: Cricket legends Jayasuriya, Sangakkara, Jayawardene support protesters

Not only ordinary people but also Sri Lankan elite cricketers joined the movement against the Sri Lankan government.

Former Sri Lankan captain, World Cup winner and minister, Sanath Jayasuriya, joined the street protesters and later wrote on his Twitter account: “Never in my entire life have I seen the country thrown out so jointly. Please go quietly.


Today! “

Kumar Sangakkara, another former Sri Lanka captain, wrote on his Twitter account: “This is for our future.”

Mahela Jayawardene, another former Sri Lankan captain and great batsman, wrote on his Twitter page: “As a country we have changed direction and nothing can change … people have spoken !!


# The power of the people,

Jayasuriya is the most vocal of the former cricketers who have called on the Sri Lankan government to step down.

During the visit of High Commissioner Gopal Bagle, the cricketer had lauded India’s support in the form of essential items including medicines.

The Indian Mission in Sri Lanka tweeted, “The High Commissioner met cricket veteran @ Sanath07 and lauded his many achievements for the game and for Sri Lanka. The cricketer appreciated India’s support in the form of essential items including medicines.”

The Sri Lankan cricketer has appealed for Indian help to get medical supplies, which has become a major problem due to the current economic crisis in the island nation. Sanath Jayasuriya also requested for essential cancer drugs and other life-saving drugs.

Earlier this month, the former cricketer lauded the “big brother” India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending aid to the island nation as it faces the worst economic crisis since independence. Since then many other cricketers have joined the protests against the Sri Lankan government, which is gaining momentum with each passing.

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