Former skipper of the National Cricket Team of Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara, visited SSLSD on 7th February 2013 as part of a promotional project sponsored by Nations Trust Bank. Students and staff received the opportunity to open savings accounts with NTB and thereafter stand for a photograph with the world class cricketer.

Several officials from Nations Trust Bank Doha operation were among the guests at the event. During his address, he encouraged the students to lead a balanced life and reminded them of the value of saving at a young age. As an academic and sportsman, Sangakkara fits the character of a role-model for youngsters.

The new cricket pitch at SSLSD was declared open by Sangakkara during the event. Members of the senior school cricket team bowled while the Chief Guest batted. It was a memorable day for many of our cricket enthusiasts.

Moreover, the lantern for the Cancer Awareness Walk which will be held on 1th February 2013 was officially lit by Sangakkara marking our solidarity with those battling against cancer. The tour is hopeful of gathering a large crowd for the walk in order to raise awareness about early detection and its advantages.

Photographs and autographs were the only words uttered by the young fans. They could hardly curtail their joy at meeting a genuine ambassador from the sporting world, who respects his sport.