The clash between the two best Cricket teams in the world is being watched enthusiastically by the Cricket fans.
The National flags were hoisted in a number of houses and vehicles in Colombo as well as outstations. Ashirwada Poojas were held in different areas while the entire country gathered around the cricketing heroes. The Jaya Piritha is currently is being chanted at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara by Buddhist Monks. It will be chanted until the end of the match. Religious programmes were held at the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura to encourage the cricketers. The people in Upcountry areas came on to the roads and cheered the cricket team. Meanwhile the opportunity has been provided to the inmates of the Bogambara Prison to watch the final of the World Cup series.
A large number of people gathered in the centre of the Horana town to watch the match on widescreen. Widescreens were put up in Colombo as well as many other towns.