Sportsmen join election run

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 February 2010, 21:52 GMT]
Former Cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya and Sri Lankan sprint queen and Melbourne Olympic silver medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe have received nominations to contest in the forthcoming parliamentary elections under the UPFA ticket.

Sanath Jayasuriya will contest in the parliamentary elections from Matara district.

Susanthika Jayasinghe received nominations to contest from Kegalle district.

In the meantime, speculation was rife in the political circles that the Tamil cricketer Muttaiah Muralitharan would be receiving nomination to contest from a district in the Central Province.


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