Colombo, Oct 14 (BAN/ AD): The most popular cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara have been appointed Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai. Kumar recently was appointed the first non-British President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which is the custodian of the Laws of Cricket.
EXPO 2020 Dubai to be held from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 is a mega trade exposition to be held in the UAE under the theme of ‘Connecting minds, Creating the future’ with more than 190 participating countries.
To build on the global recognition already achieved through “Sri Lanka Cricket”, Sri Lanka has got Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara to collaborate with Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Kumar Sangakkara said “I am excited by the fact that Sri Lanka will be participating at this event and setting up a pavilion which will showcase the very best that our country can offer to the World. Sri Lanka has chosen “Water” as its theme because of its importance to life and also to our economy. We are an island nation and therefore surrounded by water, but also have benefitted from its rivers and our past is in essence a hydraulic civilization where irrigation of the land brought wealth to the country and in the future it reflects our commitment to development whilst protecting the nation’s pristine environment.”