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Kumar Sangakkara wins LMD’s Sri Lankan of the Year award

Sri Lankan business magazine LMD has picked Kumar Sangakkara as the recipient of their Sri Lankan of the Year award.

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara

LMD notes that Sangakkara is only the second Sri Lankan to win the annual award twice and he follows Sri Lanka-bhimanya Lakshman Kadirgamar, its first SLOTY.

Sangakkara’s second nomination is a tribute to his recent appointment as President of the Lord’s based Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) – the first foreigner to be invited to run cricket’s governing body.

It adds: “Kumar Sangakkara has worn the hat of Sri Lanka’s foremost image builder or brand ambassador for a decade and more, and inspired Sri Lankans from all walks of life, all ethnicities, all faiths and much more to keep their faith in our precious land.”

“We’re inclined to say that if not the world, LMD’s 2019 Sri Lankan Of The Year has changed his country like few others have done – and may he go for strength to strength… for the sake of Mother Lanka,” LMD concludes…

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