Responding to a tweet, former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardena today said he is happy to serve his country even as a slave.
"I am happy to be a slave to build my country and will never be a slave to ruin it.." Jayawardena tweeted.
He made this comment in response to tweets criticizing his work with the recently formed national sports council.
One tweep questioned as to why Jayawardena addressed the sports minister with the title 'Honourable' in an earlier tweet by Jayawardena, to which another tweep replied "Mahela is from down South so he has the Slave genes in him."(Kalani Kumarainsghe)