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Sri Lankan community in capital all set for final


New Delhi : As the clock ticks away for the grand finale of the cricket World Cup Saturday, fans and members of the Sri Lankan community were all geared up to witness the much-awaited India-Sri Lanka match.

The Sri Lankan High Commission has organised a live screening of the match for the hundred-plus community living in the capital.

“We have set up a large screen in the embassy premises. The community living here is really excited and wanted to cheer for the team together,” Sugeeswara Senadhira, minister counsellor at the Sri Lanka High Commission in the capital, told IANS.

“There is not a very large population of Sri Lankans here in Delhi. But we are expecting quite many of them tomorrow (Saturday).

“We have made arrangements for food and entertainment. All the members of the community are invited to enjoy the game,” Senadhira added.

The crowd is expecting a nail-biting visual treat from the host nation, members from the community said.

“Both the nations are cricket-crazy. What’s the point if we don’t have an exciting and good game of cricket from the teams,” said Janeti Simhara, an official at the High Commission.

The authorities have also invited Sri Lankan doctors at the World Health Organisation’s South-East Asia Region Office (WHO-SEARO) office here.

“We want tough competition. It should be a nail-biting game of cricket, and no one-sided match,” said Indira Gunatilaka, a Sri Lankan working with the WHO here.