Posted on June 14th, 2014

Sri Lanka High Commission London

Cricket is a strong unifier amongst all communities, Dr Chris Nonis said, as he warmly welcomed the Sri Lankan Cricket team to a Commonwealth Cricket Reception at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London. He congratulated the team for their perseverance and dedication and that it was a great tribute to Sri Lanka in the post-conflict era.

cwcricket1 Commonwealth Secretary-General, H.E. Kamalesh Sharma and High Commissioners from Commonwealth Countries; Rt Hon Lord Naseby, Damian Collins M.P., David Campbell-Bannerman M.E.P., David Morris, M.P., joined other Members of Parliament, Commonwealth Institutions, and cricket enthusiasts to felicitate the team. Captain of the team, Angelo Matthews, and Manager of the team, Michael de Zoysa also addressed the gathering.

Dr Nonis stated that the Sri Lankan cricket team is a microcosm of Sri Lanka, reflecting the diversity and heterogeneity of the country, and the spirit and aspirations of the Commonwealth.

It was particularly appropriate that a Commonwealth Cricket Reception was held in London to felicitate our Cricket Team, as Sri Lanka successfully hosted CHOGM 2013 and H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the current Chair-in-office of the Commonwealth.


  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Commonwealth games will start next month and Tamill diaspora LOSERS will go crazy.

    GOSL should be prepared. Our athletes’ safety should be assured.

  2. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    The Commonwealth is another byproduct of the British Empire. It was effectively used against Sri Lanka by Great Britain during the CHOGM meeting that was hosted in Colombo.

    Time to realize that there are now other organizations across the world that include the rising powers of the 21st century AND have never been part of the stupid Commonwealth. “common wealth” indeed. There is nothing “common” or “wealthy” about the Commonwealth of nations except the nation that ruled and those that were ruled. Time to tell the British Royal family and London that their days of glory are long dead. Go have a life in some pub. Let the nations Britain ruled and exploited find a new path to prosperity without the ever long nose of the British dictating them.

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