Several cricketers including former cricket captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena expressed their wishes to newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Kumar Sangakkara congratulated President Rajapaksa and wished him strength of vision to rise above petty party and familial politics and loyalties and truly unite all people of Sri Lanka.
Mahela Jayawardena wished the new President the strength to bring all Sri Lankan’s together and implement his vision for a working nation.
Meanwhile, Angelo Mathews wished the new president to lead the country to prosperity while Lahiru Thirimanna said, “we as Sri Lankans hope that you will guide Sri Lanka to a better nation”. Upul Tharanga said he hoped that the new president would do what’s best for the country and for the people.
Commentator Russel Arnold congratulated the President and said togetherness, peace and prosperity is what we all want. “Trust you will take us there,” Russel tweeted.
Rangana Herath said he was certain that the country will achieve great milestones under the new President’s leadership. “Wishing you strength and courage,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chaminda Vaas said, “we are sure that under your great leadership, wisdom and guidance Sri Lanka will strive to much greater heights and achievements.”