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* President congratulates Sri Lankan cricket team for winning Asia Cup
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 09:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated the Sri Lanka team over winning the Asia Cup by beating Pakistan by five wickets in the final played in Dhaka yesterday.

The President personally telephoned the Sri Lanka team in the Bangladesh capital, immediately after the final match last night.

"Congratulations on your great victory, you have once again made Sri Lanka proud. All Sri Lankans join me in extending the warmest greetings to the members of our national team. We wish you similar success at the T20 World Cup tournament as well," he told the Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.

Sri Lanka remained unbeaten throughout the five-nation championship tournament.

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