The Sri Lankan Cricketers who became the runners up in the World Cup Series arrived in Sri Lanka to a grand welcome.
They arrived in the country in a special Sri Lankan Airlines flight. Ministers, Parliamentarians and officials of the Sri Lanka Cricket Institute were there to extend them a red carpet welcome. All religious observances were held thereafter. The Cricketers were taken in a special motorcade from the airport to Colombo amidst the cheers of the people who lined the roads. The Cricketers were ushered to the Independent Square in a procession complete with elephants and cultural features. The Cricket heroes expressed their views amidst the cheers of the people who had gathered near the Independent Square. Thousands of fans had gathered at the Independent Square to salute the Cricket team that fulfilled their duties towards the nation.