Sri Lankan Ambassador opens his residence for World Cup final

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 12:51 PM IST

Washington: In a rare gesture, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States has invited cricket lovers and friends of his country to his residence here to watch live the final match of the World Cup Cricket tournament.

"The Embassy of Sri Lanka extends an open invitation to all cricket lovers to join this occasion," said a mass email sent by the Sri Lankan Embassy, adding that breakfast would be served to all those who join them to watch the mega event on a large screen.

"The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC is pleased to invite you to watch the live telecast of 2011 - ICC Cricket World Cup Finals between Sri Lanka and India, on large screen from 4.30am onwards on Sat., 2nd April, at the Ambassador`s Residence," the invitation read.

Well aware that this could attract a large number of people, the invitation urged cricket lovers to send in their confirmation and seats would be reserved on a first-cum-first serve basis.

Indeed this would be one of the rarest occasions when the residence of an Ambassador would be thrown open to the public at 4-30 in the morning.