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But I assured him that one day you’ll be a star, Lasith Malinga’s mother Swarna says her son hasn’t visited their house even once in the last 10 years. Express Photo Lasith though was a bright student and good at maths She enrolled him in a fairly reputed college the Mahinda College (some 30km from Rathgama) and wanted him to work in a bank like her But little did the unsuspecting mother know that the college also encouraged cricket and he was sketching a different career plan “He will go to college fresh and come back really tired When I asked him he used to come up with some excuse like the tyre of the bus got punctured or something like that” Swarna knew he was lying but as long as he fetched good marks it didn’t matter to her why he came home late He even hid from her that he had begun playing for the Galle Cricket Club But he couldn’t keep lying “One day I had gone to Matara for a wedding As I passed through a ground I saw someone like him” she recollects That evening she scolded him but seeing Lasith’s defiance she let him be A few days later a neighbour showed her a picture of Lasith in a newspaper It made her really happy though she was still sceptical of his choice “No one from our village or our relatives has ever been a cricketer We’d just seen them on the TV” she says It was at Mahinda College that Lasith first picked a leather ball Two years later he played his first First-Class game and picked up eight wickets “He came home happy with all his friends and brought us sweets” she remembers Inwardly her scepticism slightly dissipated The wickets thereafter came in a flurry A decade-and-a-half later he is a global cricketing icon doing maths with his wickets and rich enough to buy banks himself Swarna is a proud mother But when there is a sudden urge to see her son she wishes he were working in a bank in Galle or the suburbs where he’d return home every night and “I could see him everyday” she says And she wouldn’t need to raid shelves for his pictures in the dead of the night ************************** “Lasith my good friend Lasith do you know him Is he here” asks Gamini his voice choking The wiry Gamini an ex-Navy man was Lasith’s childhood buddy and claims to have captained him in local matches played with a soft ball It’s nearly 12 years since they’ve seen each other or conversed It’s not that the trappings of stardom have made Malinga pricey and forget his roots and friends They were regularly in contact over phone even after he became a star But once they quarrelled and drifted apart just like that Gamini knows it can be resolved over a few swigs of arrack and salmon but it’s too late he feels “He will certainly recognise me and will take me home But what do we talk Why do you need to dig up the past Both of us will feel uncomfortable He’s living his life and I mine” he sighs The details of their fight are sketchy Gamini doesn’t want to divulge anything All he says is that they fell apart after Lasith got married “Nobody in the village was invited We felt heartbroken For we have always supported and encouraged him At least he should have remembered that he first practised those yorkers against us” he says There was a period when Lasith was so disenchanted that he mulled even quitting the game Gamini claims he was his soulmate “Despite bowling so well he was not getting picked You need push to get into the team Colombo boys get it For someone from Rathgama it’s difficult” he says Malinga’s friends Gamini (in black sweat shirt) and Abeysekara? have rightly repealed it. the Constitution requires redress by courts.skills development and sexual and reproductive health. Apart from schools,not the cause of its decline. The public is not clamouring for a witch hunt.
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