Sri Lankan Players Wife: In Sri Lanka, cricketers have a larger than life way of living compared to the general crowd. Each and every cricketer of Sri Lanka is involved with women who are as beautiful and graceful as they are.
Like in India, we have Virat Kohli and Anuskha Sharma’s love story, Sri Lankans also have some famous love stories emerging from their dressing rooms.
Mahela Jayawardene is one of the best cricketers to have come out of the island nation. There is nothing that he hasn’t achieved as a player and captain. Like his long test innings, Mahela has also played a long innings when it comes to his marriage. The former national skipper is married to Christina Mallika Sirisena, a travel consultant. They got married in 2005 and they have a daughter named Sansa Arya Jayawardene, whose name has been inspired from the hit series Games of Thrones.
The elegant left-handed batsman, who is a former law student has never let his team down. Looking at his relationship going strong, it is safe to assume that Sanga is a Mr Dependable. The former Sri Lankan captain dated Yehali Sangakkara for a long time before finally getting married in 2013. The couple has twin children, a boy and a girl.
Dinesh Chandimal has had an up and down career, so far at the international level. Even though he keeps coming back and going out of the team, it can’t be denied, he is probably one of the best cricketers of this generation. Chandimal is married to his longtime partner Ishika Jayasekara. The couple got married back in 2015 in Colombo.
The current Test and ODI captain of Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne has been key in Sri Lanka’s journey and attempt to become the world cricket superpower again. Outside the sports, the captain is married to popular model and actress Anuradha Kurukulasooriya. The couple got married in a wedding ceremony in Colombo in 2015. The Sri Lankan President Maithreepala Sirisena had also been in attendance for the ceremony.
Malinga is probably the best fast bowler the island nation produced. Interestingly enough, the slinga Malinga has a fun love story as well. It has been reported that the right-arm fast bowler met his wife, Tanya when he was shooting for an ad and she was the event manager. The duo started shortly after this when Lasith realised and proposed. The couple got hitched in 2010 and they have been going strong ever since.
Dilshan, the former Sri Lankan opener, has had a difficult love life. Dilshan had been married to Nilanka Vithanage. The couple got divorced and Dilshan was told to pay alimony to her. Not only that, Nilanka ended up marrying Upul Tharanga, Dilshan’s teammate.
Dilshan is now married to Sri Lankan television actress Manjula Thilini. The former cricketer has two sons and two daughters from this marriage.
Angelo Mathews has been one of the players, who has been looked upon as an option to revive the state of Sri Lankan cricket at the international level. Angelo, who is credited to be one of the best all-rounders of the country, has been married to Heshanie Silva for a good six and a half years. The couple got married in 2013 after dating a significant amount of time. They have a daughter and a son.