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The name of veteran cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya should be removed from the name of Matara Cricket ground as Sanath Jayasuriya had led the attack on the students of the Ruhuna University, the United National Party demanded today.

“I will make a request to the Matara Municipal Council to change the name of Sanath Jayasuriya sports ground into its previous name St. Servasious because Deputy Minister Jayasuriya had assaulted University Students- an act unsuitable for a Minister,” UNP Matara District Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told a news conference today.

He said the name of the ground was renamed as Sanath Jayasuriya in honour of his achievements. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)
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  • Kiri Gamarala Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:15 AM

    Attacking spectators with stumps is now an expressed feature of Southern culture.

    ted Thursday, 05 June 2014 04:46 PM

    Puss coming out ground lol via DM Android App

    Shiiraan Nooramith Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:18 AM

    Probably looking for some brownie points from the higher ups !!

    sg Friday, 06 June 2014 12:32 PM

    Gradually , Democray going to underworld. These are the resuilts of "POPULAR DEMOCRACY AND POLITICS"

    Leena Friday, 06 June 2014 04:22 AM

    Ask yourself, what was the benefit of having the name in the first place ?

    Ceylonese Thursday, 05 June 2014 05:01 PM

    change the name. ok. whats the benefit via DM Android App

    Ashvi Friday, 06 June 2014 04:34 AM

    Ridiculous move of UNP. I am glad Sanath is standing for the rights of the students...

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 06 June 2014 04:41 AM

    Practically in the South all are rowdies including Sanath & Mangala.

    Alfred Friday, 06 June 2014 01:32 PM

    [quote name="Ashvi"]Ridiculous move of UNP. I am glad Sanath is standing for the rights of the students...[/quote]I in which world are you? Sanath is certainly not standing for any students rights except for the rights of the thugs who attacked the students.

    janaka Friday, 06 June 2014 02:34 PM

    Pas came from my hand. What Politics does sanath knows,

    Adam Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:12 AM

    "I tied myself"
    "I hit myself"
    "Boys will be boys"
    "Sleepwalking"
    "I carried a Toy Pistol"

    NOW it's gonna be
    "We hit ourselves"

    Am i missing something here.

    Concerned Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:19 AM

    Kindergarten politics of the UNP!

    Mutta Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:22 AM

    Shalll we name it as ' Man- Gala' stadium ?

    Azee Thursday, 05 June 2014 03:53 PM

    He may have been a gentleman then but he cannot remain so when being in the company of thugs. via DM Android App

    Lula Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:25 AM

    What a disgrace. never thought that Sanath will stoop to such low levels likes of Dr.Marawin.

    Nims Friday, 06 June 2014 06:33 AM

    Excellent name mate!!!!

    Nims Friday, 06 June 2014 06:35 AM

    Birds of same feathers mate. No difference. All were bought up in similar environments. Dont forget Charity begins at home

    Nims Friday, 06 June 2014 06:38 AM

    We can see real Mangala only if the UNP get the power. Kokage suda penne pihabina kota.

    Nims Friday, 06 June 2014 06:40 AM

    Guys these are typical Third World politics.

    desilva Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:41 AM

    I thought he is no more. Usually any project(stadium,roads,airports etc)be named after he/her demise!.

    ANTON Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:47 AM

    WHY DON'T MANGALA PROPOSE TO CHANGE THE R. PREMADASA GROUND TO KHETTARAAMA AGAIN.

    Roshan Friday, 06 June 2014 03:49 AM

    Very soon he will be promoted for the Ministry post from the Deputy.

    ANTON Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:58 AM

    MY BAT AND BALL WERE STOLEN BY CAMPUS BOYS.

    sss Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:07 AM

    In Sanath defense he has to act like his colleagues in the government. Otherwise he cannot advance his carrier

    Esala Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:13 AM

    Mewata apita hina. hahaha. Pissu UNP.


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