9 Apr 2014

Sri Lankans show off T20 trophy

9:28 am on 9 April 2014

Traffic came to a standstill as thousands of cheering fans lined the streets to welcome home the Sri Lankan cricket team who touched down in Colombo following their triumph at the World Twenty20 tournament.

Eighteen years after winning the 50-overs World Cup, the Sri Lankan cricket team again sparked euphoria across the island nation after beating favourites India in Sunday's Twenty20 final.

Following their three-hour flight from Dhaka, the team showed off the World Cup trophy as they travelled in an open-top bus along a 30 kilometre route to Temple Trees, the official residence of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.