I won't contest any election: Mahanama

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Responding to social media reports that Roshan Mahanama would be contesting the upcoming elections, former Sri Lankan Cricketer said that he has no intention of contesting any election.

He said in a statement that he would never get himself involved in any kind of political activity.

“To my surprise, I have been informed that a false news item is circulating on social media stating that I will be contesting in the upcoming elections. Please note that I have no intention of contesting any election and I am very disappointed that incorrect information is being published in social media,” he said.

He said he had served the country to the best of his capacity as a cricketer and he wants to be very clear that he would never get himself involved in any kind of political activity.

“I will always support valid charities as a responsible citizen, as I feel that one should not try to make a difference in someone’s life by using political means. I also wish to emphasize that my reputation matters and I have certain principles and values in life that I treasure. Therefore, I am making a polite request to all social media users not to mislead the public and harm my reputation,” the statement further stated.

  Comments - 16

  • Unchikun Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:41 PM

    Ah! I too my name being mentioned to contest the next election. As I am sane and educated I just ignored it. When people get a little nutty all these ideas flash through their mind.

    Unchikun Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:43 PM

    Good Lord, we sent a Gramasewaka and got into a right Polonnaruwa mess. Now this.

    Patriot Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:44 PM

    Thank you. It's not a cricket match, it's our economy.

    Lankan Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:46 PM

    God bless you Dear.

    Mithun Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:53 PM

    Statement says real statesmanship.

    deadbat Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:56 PM

    Here's a true gentleman. Hardworking honest player during his playing days, a much respected official afterwards. Definition of a legend.

    Batsman Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:31 PM

    Fully Agreed. He is not like the so called Legends who retired recently.

    Andrew De Silva Friday, 30 November 2018 08:28 AM

    spot on, a one-of kind gentleman

    Cluless Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:59 PM

    Thats good Roshan. If you have any spare time please help the struggling national cricket team. I guess with your immense experience you will make a good head coach or consultant to the players.

    Moiez Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:40 PM

    please stay from politics, better keep your respect and do something for the corrupted sri lanka cricket.

    johan Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:36 PM

    There are no gentleman politics now it is like working in a drainage. better avoid

    Academic Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:43 PM

    Good. We don't want fellows who hit a ball with a stick for a living leading us

    Wasantha Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:20 PM

    As you have correctly said it is a different ball game and not suitable for a true gentleman like you.Appreciate your decision.

    Andrew De Silva Friday, 30 November 2018 08:27 AM

    Roshan is one if the finest gentlemen to have ever played the game of cricket internationally. Unlike the so called legends he never compromised his integrity and performed exemplary both on and off the field. We need someone like him to run cricket.

    Samayang Friday, 30 November 2018 10:16 AM

    Nobody asked you to contest.

    Mac Friday, 30 November 2018 05:59 PM

    I think i have all the qualifications. I am from angoda mental hospital and eat rice from polonnaruwa every friday i can give surprises for entertainment . Than people will have something to talk about in the weekend.

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