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Presidential applause for SL rugby win


Mahinda Rajapaksa celebrates the Sri Lankan rugby team winning the Asian rugby tournament by presenting the winning trophy to the team captain. The Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage is stood beside them.

In his congratulatory address, Rajapaksa said:

“You have made Sri Lanka proud. The Sri Lanka team has now proved that they are good enough to play with the Asian rugby giants. It is an honour to the country. I wish them well.”

This photograph is from a proud tweet by the Sri Lankan embassy in the USA.

See our editorial: Politics and cricket: stepping up to the crease on Sri Lanka (05 Apr 2013)

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