Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and UPFA Parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya today announced that he had decided to support United National Party (UNP) candidate Sagala Rathnayake at the upcoming general elections.
The former Deputy Minister, who was considered a loyalist of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, said he decided to support the candidature of Rathnayake following a request made to him by the latter.
“He is a good human being who deserves to be in Parliament. I have therefore decided to extend my support to him considering the fact that we need good and honest people governing this country,” he told Daily Mirror.
Sagala Rathnayake, a former parliamentarian, is contesting from the hometown of the cricketing great- Matara- and is vying for a seat in Parliament in a hotly contested election. (Hafeel Farisz)
Comments - 11
Upul Tuesday, 11 August 2015 08:17 PM
He should do what he is good at, definitely not politics.
Appu Wednesday, 12 August 2015 06:37 AM
He is a great Cricketer.
saman Wednesday, 12 August 2015 07:45 AM
He was a great cricketer but a disgraceful politician. His mistakes costed us the last world cup. When would Sri Lankans learn enjoy a graceful retirement?
Marie Wednesday, 12 August 2015 08:43 AM
Well, Sangakkara just did.
andrew Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:03 PM
AIYOO Sanath, Shamelsee , now you go for UNP so you can gain some perks from there. Dirty minded, no shame, shame on you ..
Banda Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:13 PM
FINALLY SOME GOOD Thinking FROM SANATH....even SANATH is a honest GUY... Rightly IGNORING USELESS UPFA.
jaya Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:23 PM
are you seriously talking in your mouth ?
ravi Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:29 PM
He is supporting the man, not the party.
Sikuru Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:29 PM
Only a shameless person would remain in UPFA
Sikuru Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:30 PM
What about our former president enjoyed 2 terms ,looted the nation and ow asking for more?
ziyard Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:46 PM
a doosra by sanath,am sure.
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