Kumar Sangakara said that we represent the entire country, and that there are those who criticize baselessly, but majority of Sri Lankans, living in and out of the country, love us.
He added that we value the constructive criticism, as we can correct our flaws.
Meanwhile a journalist asked Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardana why they took the decision to break the news about their retirement from the T20 series to the international media, first.
Answering journalists, Mahela Jayawardana said that he and Sangakkara are unhappy about the way their statement of retirement from T20 cricket has been announced by the Sri Lanka Cricket officials.
After the media briefing, the World champions left for Colombo in an open vehicle.
Our correspondents report that hundreds of cricket fans who gathered beside the road are paying tribute to their cricket heroes.
Meanwhile, during a Party Leaders meeting today, it is decided to invite the T20 World Cup champions to parliament and congratulate them on their ICC World Cup victory.
Accordingly the National Cricket team will visit parliament at 5pm tomorrow.