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About Sri Lanka - Sri Lankas First Series Win and World Cup Win

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Sri Lanka gained their first series win in 1985 against India but the crowning glory was the World Cup win in 1996 where Sri Lanka comprehensively outplayed Australia to lift the greatest prize in one day cricket - the World Champions - now howzat! Celebrations went on for days on this cricket-mad island!

Ever since they became World Champions cricket has been more than just a game for Sri Lankans. While the game itself is played on every available strip of land by enthusiastic locals of any age, the exploits of the national team are followed by virtually the entire population. Sri Lanka cricket's superstars such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan and Aravinda De Silva are heroes to almost every schoolboy in the country.
Cricket is now big business in Sri Lanka with the best teams in the world touring the country on a regular basis. With these teams come their band of travelling supporters. Sri Lanka Tourism has been restructurising itself to cater to this new sports-tourist, with new facilities being developed in the vicinity of the nation's international sports stadiums in Colombo, Kandy, Galle, and most recently, in Dambulla.

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