Controversy mars Sri Lanka’s homecoming party

April 9, 2014 2:16 AM

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph on Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the World Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown Colombo, a distance of 35 kilometres (21 miles), causing traffic chaos across the capital as the heroes passed by in a motorcade.

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