At the Press Conference held on April 09, 2014, at the Bandaranaike International Airport to celebrate the National team’s victory during the ICC World T20 2014 Championship, National Cricketer Mahela Jayawardena stated that the Hony. Secretary and CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket had directly engaged with the media through their own channels criticizing Mr. Jayawardena’s supposed decision to retire from the Twenty/20 format of the game.
Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh‘s house in Chandigarh was attacked on late Sunday night as angry fans pelted stones at it, after India suffered a disappointing six-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World T20 2014, at Dhaka.
Prasanna Ranatunga and Shan Wijayalal de Silva were sworn in Friday (04 April) as Chief Ministers of the Western and the Southern Provincial Councils respectively before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. The other ministers and the MPs of the governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) also took oaths in front of the president at the same ceremony.
Sri Lanka T20 Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended by the Match Referee for slow over rate for one match. He had a suspended sentence active for 12 months and yesterday's delay brought about the penalty,plus a fine of 20% match fee.The Sri Lanka team is fined 10% of their match fee.