Sri Lankan Governor at the Cavaliers Tsunami Dinner at Lord's
The Governor of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Kingsley Wickramaratne flew in for a fundraising dinner in the Long Room at Lord's Cricket Grounds in London, organised by the Sri Lankan Cavaliers of Great Britain.
The fundraising event will took place on Saturday 29th October 2005.The dinner was in conjunction with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The Sri Lankan Cavaliers is a private club and charity - it was founded by the business tycoon Lakhi Liyanage. Membership is by invitation - top world cricketers such as Sir Richard Hadlee, Mark Nicholas, Chris Cowdrey, Arjuna Ranatunga and others are members. The first UK cricket tour of the Sri Lankan Cavaliers of top Sri Lankan cricketers led by Arjuna Ranatunga took place in 1993. When Sri Lanka won the Wills World Cup and became World Champions in 1996, the Sri Lankan team subsequently embarked on a private tour of the UK as the Sri Lankan Cavaliers.
The dinner at Lord's will help launch the Cavaliers Tsunami Fund - the Sri Lankan Cavaliers are hoping to build houses for the tsunami victims. Also in attendance will be former England cricketer Gladstone Small. One of Sri Lanka's greatest singer/songwriters, Nimal Mendis launched a special CD in aid of the Cavaliers Tsunami Fund at the function in the Long Room at Lord's.
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