Sri Lanka Legend to Launch Roshan Mahanama Trust!

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning Iconic Cricketer, is launching his own Trust, with the philosophy of “We Promise”.

With a commitment of building a solid educational foundation, healthy life and a safe environment for underprivileged children of Sri Lanka, the Roshan Mahanama Trust will be officially launched on October 4 at Jetwing, Colombo 07.

The Trust, a first ever such noble initiative by a Sri Lanka Cricketer or Sports person, will be committed to empower Sri Lankan communities through the “We Promise” pledge.

One of the greatest ambassador of gentlemen’s game in the Island, Mahanama has been widely respected for his honesty, transparency and integrity on and off the field. 

In Sri Lanka, even after two decades of his retirement, he remains one of the most respected voice in cricket circles, along with legendary Arjuna Ranatunga and Sidath Wettimuny. Especially his conduct as a celebrated legend has inspired generations!

He featured in four ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments in 1987, 1992, 1996 and 1999 during his career and retired from international cricket following the 1999 World Cup. After the retirement, Mahanama made the transition into becoming an ICC match referee. He joined the elite panel in 2004 and eventually entered the elite group of match referees who have officiated more than 200 matches. He also became the first match referee to serve in a day-night Test match in the history of the game, where the pink ball was used for the first time as well. He also served as a match referee at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 and 2021 editions.

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