Sri Lankan cricketers should boycott the Indian Premier League (IPL) demanded the JHU (Jathika Hela Urumaya) and the National Buddhist Council, handing over a petition to Sri Lankan cricket's governing body on Thursday.
The chairperson of the National Buddhist Council, Rajawatte Wappa Thero, said:
"Politicians in Tamil Nadu have banned Sri Lankan cricketers from travelling there to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). We value our players and if they are injured then that would be a huge loss to our country. Therefore, we are asking our players not to endanger their lives in travelling to India. We are asking them to think of their safety and dignity rather than the money they can earn."
The call echos that of the former Sri Lankan cricket captain, Arjuna Ranatunga.
See: Sri Lankan cricketers respond to IPL ban.. (27 Mar 2013)