Sangakkara prior to his tour overseas was invited by Mahinda to Temple Trees who requested Sangakkara to extend his support to him at the upcoming elections . Sangakkara had however politely rejected the request . Mahinda had then requested Sangakkara to appear at least for an advertisement for him , which too he had declined . Mahinda had thereafter told him , as much as Rs. 2 to 3 billion! or any amount demanded can be paid to him in that regard, when Sangakkara had made it abundantly clear in no uncertain terms to Mahinda , he is playing cricket for the sake of the country , and not for political or monetary gains . So saying he has walked out of Temple Trees.
The people must consider themselves fortunate that there are still gentlemen cricketers par excellence like Sangakkara who are honorable sons of the Sri Lankan soil sincerely concerned about the country , as well as politicians like Maithripala who dared to lead a campaign after coming out from the Rajapakse camp against the ethanol dealers after making supreme self sacrifices in order to defeat the Rajapakse family
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