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Lesser Known Facts About Lahiru Thirimanna

There has been influx of new players to Sri lankan National Cricket recently. Among many of those Lahiru Thirimanna is a prominent and promising figure who is believed to take the role played by veteran cricketer Kumar Sangakkara. You all know cricketing capabilities of this stylish left hand batsman who also does some part time leg spin balling and we thought of sharing some lesser known facts about him.

Full Name:

Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanna

Birth Date and Place:

August 09, 1989 at Castle Street Maternity Hospital


Lahiru’s Mother is Shyamali Wickramasinghe and his father is Lalith Thirimanna who passed away in February, 2000 following a heart attack. Lahiru has a elder brother, Thulinidhu Thirimanna. Lahiru’s father was a Assistant surveyor General. Lahiru has just passed the Grade five Scholarship Exam when his dad left them.


Bandarawela St Thomas College and Moratuwa Prince of Wales College.

Lahiru had to change the school from St. Thomas to Prince of Wales following his dad’s demise. Lahiru has been the first in class every year at Prince of Wales and both Lahiru and brother have been in School Cricket teams. Lahiru got through his G.C.E(O/L) with seven “A” passes and three “B” passes.

Related posts: Lesser Known Facets About Dinesh Chandimal

Saddest Day in Life:

February 02, 2010 when Lahiru’s father passed away due to a hear attack.

Girl Friend:

Lahiru’s mother Shyamali Wickramasinghe admits that Lahiru has a girl friend. Lahiru has been dating a girl for more than five years. Lahiru has met this lucky girl in one of his tuition classes. Now she is a teacher and the couple has both parties blessings for their relationship though they do not have immediate plans to get married.

Lahiru Thirimanna with his mother

Photo : Lahiru Thirimanna with his Mother


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2 thoughts on “Lesser Known Facts About Lahiru Thirimanna

  1. He has a good future in Cricket. He seems to be a thinking cricketer like Sangakkara and Mahela. I think not having a permanent position in the bating line up is affecting him. But I am sure he will do better when Sanga and Mahela not in the team in future as he will play up in the order.

  2. It is sad to see that he does not get  a place in test playing 11. I think he is more reliable than Dinesh Chandimal. Why is he not playing in Bangladesh ? injured ?

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