MCA felicitates Mahela and Sanga

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Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara were felicitated by the MCA at a glittering ceremony amongst a distinguished gathering including past MCA presidents, held at the MCA Legends New Wing, last week.

Mahela Jayawardena was honored for being inducted to the prestigious ICC Hall of Fame and Kumar Sangakkara for being the first non British to be selected as the president of the Maryleborne Cricket Club (MCC).

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Mahela Jayawardena unveiled his own life like portrait, the latest to adorn the MCA legends wall along with the other MCA greats, late Bandula Warnapura, Duleep Mendis, Roy Dias, Arjuna Ranatunga, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga.

MCA President, Nalin Wickramesinghe in his speech solicited a helping hand from Kumar Sangakkara to use his MCC connection to modernize the facilities at the existing MCA Cricket Academy, inaugurated in 2002.

MCA was formed by the British expatriate heads or Senior Executives on February 23, 1911, as Mercantile Cricket Competition (MCC). .

After their speeches, Mahela and Kumar were presented with two attractive mementos by MCA President, Nalin Wickramesinghe, Snr. VP, Mahesh de Alwis, VP, Sirosha Gunatillake and General Secretary, Tarindra Kaluperuma.

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