Ending an era when Cricket matches were watched with terror in the heart, the Sri Lankan people were able to leisurely enjoy the World Cup match.
Our Cricketers carried the name of Sri Lanka to the finals of the World Cup series during the same period, 4 years ago amidst fears of terrorism that had engulfed the country. The terrorists did not allow the Sri Lankans even to watch the match as they desired. They created terror throughout the country during those critical few days using light aircraft to attack. The people were unable to watch the match without disruption even from their homes. This era has now come to an end. The people from all four directions of the country came out to the roads to cheer their team last night. All grounds in the country were filled with thousands of cricket fans. The country vibrated with their applause. At a moment the country’s name was placed before the world in the name of sports, the freedom won by the motherland was also appreciated by the international community.