Sri Lanka National team left the island for Ireland this morning for a tour which will get underway on Tuesday (06).
The team is to play two one-day matches in Ireland and team will play 1 T20, 5 ODI and 2 Test matches in England.
**Further to today’s departure of the National Team for the Ireland & England Tour, SLC wishes to confirm that 3 players will be traveling on the early hours on 3rd May on Etihad flight EY041 via ABU DHABI INTL to DUBLIN
The 3 player are UPUL THARANGA, DHAMMIKA PRASAD and NIROSHAN DICKWELLA.
Upul Tharanga, Dammika Prasad and Niroshan Dickwella will not be traveling to London and will not be a part of the UK team. They will be traveling direct to Ireland and back to Sri Lanka on completion of the Ireland tour.
The above mentioned players will join the rest of the Team who traveled on the 2nd May afternoon from Colombo to London and will reach Dublin on 3rd May. The said players will fly back to Sri Lanka on 9th May on EY042 direct from Dublin.
All Players were invited to come to SLC today prior to the departure for the Official Photograph and religious ceremony which was conducted at the Board.
As for Thisara Perera, did not join the tour party since he had not received his British visa on time in order to obtain the Irish Visa this was due to the fact that Thisara was not in a position to obtain his British visa in Dubai [during the IPL] and had to fly back last Sunday and log in his documents in Colombo and the passport and documents of Thisara at present is in Chennai awaiting the UK visa.