Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara Resigned From One Day Captaincy

Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has decided to resign from the Captaincy of  One Day and 20-20 Mini Overs Game Teams with immediate effect his manager has announced today.Sangakkra who lead the Sri Lankan Team during the recently concluded ICC World Cup Cricket Championships held in the sub continent handed over his resignation letter to the Sri Lankan Interim Cricket Board according to his Manager Charlie Austin.

Although he has resigned from One Day Captaincy he will resigned the Captaincy of the Sri Lankan Test Cricket Team after the forthcoming test series with England and Australia sangakkara's manager has confirmed.

Meanwhile In an official release issued by Sangakkara this evening he stressed that the decision of resigning from captaincy was taken even before the World Cup begins and he thinks that  it will help to groom a new captain for the Sri Lankan Cricket Team for the next Cricket World Cup scheduled in 2015.


However he stressed that he will be available for Captaining the National Cricket Team for the forthcoming England and Australian Tours if the Sri Lankan Cricket not selected a player yet to lead the test series against those teams.Referring on retiring from Cricket Sangakkara who is popularly known  as "Sanga" stressed that he will like to play cricket for another two or three years before retiring from the game.


Health Minister Instructed Officials To Local Purchase Expensive Cancer Drugs Due To The Supply Delay

Health Minister Maithrepala Sirisena has instructed his officials  to local purchase the expensive Cancer Drugs for the benefit of the large number of Cancer Patients getting treatment at the Sri Lanka's only Government owned  Mharagama Cancer Hospital due to the delay of supplying them by the Foreign Cancer Drug Supplier who awarded the tender of supplying these drugs.

According to the Health Ministry Sources the Ministry has to spend Rs.35 billion if they are to local purchase out of stock cancer drugs from the Private sector.

The Foreign Supplier of these Cancer Drugs is an Indian Drug Company and they delaying the supplying of these drugs since March,2010 according to the sources.As a result there is a shortage of around 25 Cancer Drugs at  the Maharagama Cancer Hospital which the majority are to be supplied by the above supplier.

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