Sunday, April 2nd held out a special significance for the Sri Lankan cricketers who were hosted to dinner by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House. It was a day to savour for the national cricketers who came in their Sunday best along with their families for the presidential banquet. His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena found the time to mingle with the players, have a word with them and offer words of encouragement and a pat on the back. The event preceded Sri Lanka’s emphatic ODI win over Bangladesh on Saturday to square the 3-match series, was also a buoying factor to the starry eyed cricketers. At hand were Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, Minister of Sports, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, President of the Pakistan Cricket Board and Asian Cricket Council, Mr. Shaharyar Khan, and President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board Hon. Nazmul Hassan Papon.