In his letter to SLC withdrawing his resignation, Rajapaksa stated that he wishes to represent his country in the game he loves for the years to come.
Rajapaksa's ODI career lasted less than six months as the 30-year-old left hander had made his debut in July 2021.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his New Year message expressed hope of reviving the cash-strapped economy but did not announce measures to address the crippling foreign exchange crisis.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offered prayers at the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Friday.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa arrived at Tirumala on Thursday afternoon.
Sri Lanka's tourism-dependent economy was hammered by the pandemic and the government imposed a broad import ban to shore up foreign exchange reserves, triggering shortages of essential goods.
Parliament, which ended its sessions on Friday, was originally set to convene on January 11. It will now convene on January 18.
Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka was in a major foreign reserves crisis. "I admitted in my budget speech that we are in a serious situation."
Chandana Hettiarachchi and Sunil Ratnayake were among several officers from 12 countries who were sanctioned by the US over accountability for "gross violations of human rights".
Blaming the previous government for neglecting national security, Rajapaksa said they had destroyed the intelligence system set up by him before 2015.
The demonstrations in Colombo were led by the country's main opposition political party, the United People's Force, which has blamed the economic crisis on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's government.
Sri Lanka's chase too started on a disappointing note as they lost their first three wickets with the scoreboard reading 34 runs in 5.1 overs.
The order followed threats made by utility trade unions, warning of strike in protest against a power sector deal entered with a US agency.
The One Country, One Law' was an election slogan of Rajapaksa in 2019 when he was elected president with an overwhelming support from the country's Buddhist majority.
The 'One Country One Law' was an election slogan of Rajapaksa in 2019 when he was elected president with an overwhelming support from the country's Buddhist majority.