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Dilshan backs Rajapaksa in Lanka Presidential poll

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan has opted to support in the January 8 presidential

Rajapaksa's campaign office said that Dilshan the president today with a group of youth to extend support to him.

38-year-old former national cricket captain, who will appear in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, has already appeared in television commercials in support of Rajapaksa.

Rajapaksa faces a stiff challenge from the main opposition rival Maithripala Sirisena.

His former Health Minister, Sirisena has caused a dent in Rajapaksa's Freedom Party with several defectors joining him.

First Published: Wed, December 24 2014. 18:26 IST