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* Master Blaster Sanath Jayasuriya enters Sri Lanka parliament
Fri, Apr 9, 2010, 07:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's most prolific cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya has won a seat from Matara District to the country's legislature at the parliamentary elections held yesterday.

The 40-year old batsman contested the polls under the ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance. He cast his vote a day earlier, on Wednesday and left for India to play in the Indian Premier League.

According to election officials Jayasuriya received 74,352 votes at the election representing Matara District.

Jayasuriya is one of the players included in the T20World Cup tournament to be held in West Indies later this month. He has been cleared by the Sri Lanka Cricket to play in the short form of matches while being a parliamentarian.

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