Sanath Jayasuriya attends Sports Award ceremony in Maldives



BY : BIPIN DANI



Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya was invited to attend the Sports Award ceremony in Maldives last week. The invitation to the former captain was sent by Ahmed Mahloof, the Youth & Sports Minister of Maldives. In recognition of the impact and highlight the amazing achievements Sanath Jayasuriya has made during his career in the sporting world he was also conferred a special award.




"It was the first time in the history of Maldives that the government had conferred the awards to various athletes" - Sanath Jayasuriya, speaking exclusively over the telephone from Colombo, said on Monday morning.




Interestingly, India's Suresh Raina and Sri Lankan's another athlete Tharjini Sivalingam were also invited. All these athletes, along with Sri Lanka's sports minister Namal Rajapaksha were greatly honoured and enjoyed the hospitality.








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