3:05 PM

President Congratulates Murali

President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered his congratulations Muttiah Muralidharan on breaking Shane Warne’s record for the highest number of test wickets.

In his message to Muralitharan, the President said: “Congratulations to you on establishing the new record for the highest number of wickets taken in Test Cricket.

Your achievement makes Sri Lanka proud and brings new glory to Sri Lankan Cricket.

“Your success today is all the more great as it was achieved in the midst of many challenges which you were able to overcome through the years you have been representing Sri Lanka in Cricket. This achievement is a reward for your dedication to the game of Cricket, especially to your immense contributions as a team player and commitment to the spirit of sportsmanship. I wish you continued success in bringing more honour to Sri Lanka.”