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Is Malinga taking his parents to CT? I am sure some WAGS will tag along. Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy England! Please share some pictures of English fun, with us the fans!

Posted in: Sri Lanka sent off carrying hopes of 20 million by Anonymous1 (not verified) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 16:23. Reply to this comment.


I post this because there is a slight confusion regarding the team.. Sanath said they expect kjp to be the keeper in ct17.. That means hes playing.. And tharanga is vice captain so he's also playing. . And I don't think dickwella will miss out.. He'll be playing as well.. My guess is UT and dickwella will be openers
.. That leaves out kjp and I think he'll probably be at 3, because lower order is heavy with good hitters already.. so my hunch is
1)UT
2)Dickwella
3)Kjp
4)Mendis
5)Asela
6)Mathews
7)Kapu/Thisara
...

Posted in: Who will be the No. 3 batsman in the Champions Trophy? by N.M.M on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 15:16. Reply to this comment.


This is just a reminder to all who conveniently forgot that they are living in a NATION with an overwhelming majority of population comprised of 70.19% of Theravada Buddhists - just 12.6% Hindus, 9.7% Muslims (mainly Sunni) and 7.4% Christians (6.1% Roman Catholic and 1.3% other Christian).

It is an accepted norm worldwide to follow the culture of the majority in their National identity and important events. Just look at the West... even the stalwart pillars of Democracy like USA, Eng, Canada etc. who preach equality and impartiality to the world seeking the blessings of God incorporated in their National Anthems itself... according the religion of the Majority of population living in those countries, quite rightly. The minority belongs to all other religions accept the fact and respect the culture of majority.! They sing the same national anthem in all events without a fuss, despite their own religious beliefs. Can you say they were forced to do that?

British national Anthem - "God Save the Queen"
USA national anthem - And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'
Canada national anthem - "God keep our land glorious and free! "

Did the minorities belong to other religions, ever questioned this as unethical force?

Take the example of Foreign coaches such as Allan Donald, Ford, etc, etc .... do you think they were all FORCED to wear white sarongs /shirts and offer flowers / incense and oil lamps to lord Buddha at the sacred temple and worship with two hands together like all Buddhist do? Then u must be out of your mind.!

Its all a voluntary thing they willingly did ..none could force anyone to do such things they are not obligated to do at all and it was just a pure gesture by individuals and NOT a conversion of any sort (unlike the forcible conversions taking place in this country exploiting the severe poverty of some innocent people).

This is similar to some Buddhist singing carols during Christmas or attending a wedding or a funeral mass in a Church of a good friend.

Don't forget the national team was already in Kandy just before the day the nation SL became the UN picked international center to celebrate Vesak for worldwide Buddhist community. Wat's wrong with seeking some blessings before a big tournament in a country with a vast majority of Buddhist in its population just the day before Vesak ??

In the West Canada ,USA, Eng etc.. they all seek blessings of god in their national anthems itself... many other minorities living in those countries did ever question about that? What about middle est , Bangladesh, Pakistan with rigid Islam customs & India with Hindu religious customs incorporated in their all national activities... ??

Why pick only SL's majority religion Buddhism and Sinhala people to invert every norm commonly accepted in all other nations according to their majority culture?? If it is well accepted ethical practice in all other nations. So there cannot be any such ethical issue just defined to restrict the identity of Buddhist culture of the majority of the population living in this nation SL .!!! Whether u like it or not this is the globally accepted norm that cannot be any different to SL.

Posted in: SL cricket team visits Sri Dalada Maligawa by SeeThrough on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:10. Reply to this comment.


Spot on see through... :)

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do"

West seek the blessings of God - nothing wrong with that because majority of people in those countries believe in God - all minorities belong to various other religions accept it and sing the same anthem with no protest despite the difference in their religious beliefs - None ever questioned about any unethical issue in that.

British Anthem, "God Save the Queen"
Canadian National anthem "God keep our land glorious and free!"
USA National anthem 'In God is our trust.'

Likewise none can question about any unethical issue here... simply because the Buddhist majority SL nation's national team sought the blessings of Lord Buddha by visiting Dhalada Maligawa on Vesak day, just before facing a high-profile world stage tournament. Whether u like it or not you have to accept that as quite ethical in relative terms compared to majority based national ethics in other nations.

Hilarious Pol by some one unable to digest reality :))

Posted in: Sumathipala forcing all memebers of the team to visit the Dalada Maligawa for blessings is by Ethically right Canadian (not verified) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 02:07. Reply to this comment.


Foolish poll clearly distorted to make a conflict between religions.!

Take the example of Foreign coaches such as Allan Donald, Ford, etc, etc .... do you think they were all FORCED to wear white sarongs /shirts and offer flowers / incense and oil lamps to lord Buddha at the sacred temple and worship with two hands together like all Buddhist do? Then u must be out of your mind.!

Its all a voluntary thing they willingly did ..none could force anyone to do such things they are not obligated to do at all and it was just a pure gesture by individuals and NOT a conversion of any sort (unlike the forcible conversions taking place in this country exploiting the severe poverty of some innocent people).

This was similar to some Buddhist singing carols during Christmas or attending a wedding or a funeral mass in a Church of a good friend.

Don't forget the national team was already in Kandy just before the day the nation SL became the UN picked international center to celebrate Vesak for worldwide Buddhist community. Wat's wrong with seeking some blessings before a big tournament in a country with a vast majority of Buddhist in its population just the day before Vesak ??

In the West Canada ,USA, Eng etc.. they all seek blessings of god in their national anthems itself... many other minorities living in those countries did ever question about that? What about middle est , Bangladesh, Pakistan with rigid Islam customs & India with Hindu religious customs incorporated in their all national activities... ?? Why pick only SL's majority religion Buddhism and Sinhala people to invert every norm commonly accepted in all other nations according to their majority culture?? If it is freely accepted as ethical in all other nations, there cannot be any such ethical issue just defined for SL.

Posted in: Sumathipala forcing all memebers of the team to visit the Dalada Maligawa for blessings is by SeeThrough on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 00:51. Reply to this comment.


This guy should have been the T20 skipper for Sri Lanka. Unfortunately Jayasuriya is giving Prasanna an extended run instead of this guy :(

Posted in: Jeevan Mendis at a Derbyshire practise session by Anonymous (not verified) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 00:29. Reply to this comment.


Exactly. Why would anyone even bring this here? All the players are adults and they can decide what to do and what not to do. First, bring the proof that Samthipala did this and then we can talk about it later if anyone wants or else stick to the cricket.

Posted in: Sumathipala forcing all memebers of the team to visit the Dalada Maligawa for blessings is by AmilaSaman on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 23:56. Reply to this comment.


All the batsmans are explosive players perfect for t20s a more suitable team for the modern cricket just like All the top teams in the world like Australia, India, South Africa, England.

This is a Soild team with a good Batting unit and Bowling unit just need to improve the fielding. Hopefully the selectors are not stupid to continue with Upl Thranga instead of Kusal Perea or Daunshka Gunathlaka

Posted in: Most Likely Constant T20 Team for Sri Lanka by Anonymous (not verified) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 18:44. Reply to this comment.


Positivity is something sadly lacking in skipper Mathews... so it should start from there it self. Upul should open in all matches and best combination would be UT/ ND as openers.

KJP had ruined too many chances in English conditions dumping SL wasting 11 innings to collect 129 runs @ 11.72 av with 73 SR. .!

KJP as Opener completely doomed SL in previous 2013 ICC-CT played in Eng... comically failing in all 4 innings -14 runs @ 3.50 Av - 60 SR with 3 DUCKS.!

Posted in: Sri Lanka captain wants positivity and aggression at the Champions Trophy by Dude (not verified) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 17:33. Reply to this comment.


I agree... Just stick to cricket.. What do we hope to achieve by stirring up unnecessary issues.. If the players feel uncomfortable, its up to them.. None of our business..

Posted in: Sumathipala forcing all memebers of the team to visit the Dalada Maligawa for blessings is by N.M.M on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 15:01. Reply to this comment.