Presidents of Lanka, India to grace final

Presidents of Lanka, India to grace final

Pratibha Patil and Mahinda Rajapaksa will be flying to Mumbai on April 2 to watch the high-profile encounter between India and Sri Lanka.

Patil and Rajapaksa will be introduced to Indian and Lan­k­an players in Mumbai. Patil may host dinner for her La­nkan counterpart at the Mumbai Raj Bhavan. Rashtrapati Bhawan sources said the President has been following the World Cup matches and also watched the India-Pakistan semifinal.

Reports from Colombo said that Rajapaksa will fly to Mumbai for the India-Sri Lanka tie. “The President wants us to win the World Cup as a tribute to Muttiah Muralitharan who is retiring,” Rajapaksa's spok­esman Bandula Jayasekera told reporters.