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September 11, 1985, when Sri Lanka recorded their maiden Test victory against India at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium it was the finest moment for Abu who was the chairman of the National Selection Committee which he served for nearly a decade. When Sri Lanka won the first Test, he was the team manager of the national side. He was one of the best administrators in the field of cricket at that time. When he was in office he was behind a lot of good work in refurbishing the indoor cricket nets and several other modern cricket stadiums such as the Asgiriya International Stadium owned by Trinity College and Khettarama Stadium now called the R. Premadasa Stadium.