Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka’s Ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns To Social Media To Laud Victorious Cricket Crew | Cricket Information

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned to social media to tweet concerning the beautiful victory of Sri Lanka’s nationwide cricket crew over Pakistan, over two months after the previous president fled the nation amidst huge protests in opposition to his authorities. Sri Lanka crushed Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title in Dubai on Sunday, bringing a lot cheer to the individuals of the crisis-hit island nation who’ve been hit laborious by the worst financial disaster. “Congratulations to the #lka cricket crew on the win in opposition to #Pakistan within the #AsiaCup2022Final in Dubai. The dedication and teamwork proven by the #SriLankan crew have been outstanding,” Rajapaksa, who returned to Colombo from Thailand on September 2 tweeted on Sunday.

His final tweet as president was on July 8 to condole the demise of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Nonetheless, the 73-year-old was additionally trolled by some for his tweet from the “Official Twitter Account of The seventh Government President of Sri Lanka,” indicating that he’s not a former president.

Rajapaksa fled the nation on July 13 to the Maldives. He then left for Singapore after which to Thailand. At the moment, he’s staying in Colombo beneath heavy safety.

In the meantime, his successor, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has praised the nationwide cricket crew for successful the Asia Cup and underlined that it exhibits that with dedication and dedication crisis-hit Sri Lanka can overcome challenges as a nation.

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“Congratulations to the Sri Lankan cricket crew on successful the Asia Cup 2022. Effectively performed Pakistan! “The second championship for in the present day,” he stated, including that it “goes to indicate that, with dedication and dedication we will overcome challenges as a nation. Onwards and upwards Sri Lanka!” Sri Lanka’s netball crew additionally introduced glory to the nation by successful the 2022 Asian Championships on Sunday.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Monday lauded the nationwide cricket crew for “regaining its proud full place within the Asian Cricket.” “They’ve gained the Asian Championship giving a fantastic glory to the Motherland. This victory is all of the extra vital as a result of our spirited cricketers displayed an excellent high quality of fight-back to beat preliminary setback within the finals,” he stated in an announcement.

“I thank crew members, their coaches, managers and all people who labored relentlessly to convey again the Asia Cup to Sri Lanka after a niche of a number of years. Our Cricket Crew proved to the world as soon as once more our skill to beat challenges and emerge victorious,” the prime minister stated.

Sri Lanka, a rustic of twenty-two million individuals, declared in mid-April its worldwide debt default because of the foreign exchange disaster.

A crippling scarcity of international reserves has led to lengthy queues for gasoline, cooking gasoline, and different necessities whereas energy cuts and hovering meals costs have heaped distress on the individuals.


The huge anti-government protests led to the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa because the prime minister in Could after which his youthful brother Gotbaya Rajapaksa was pressured to flee the nation in July.

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