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Thilanga threatens legal action against Arjuna

4 January 2016 03:36 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The newly elected Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala said today he would take legal action against former SLC President Arjuna Ranatunga over certain statements Ranatunga had allegedly made.

Sumathipala was elected as SLC President with 88 votes defeating SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga by 56 votes on Sunday.

Jayantha Dharmadasa and K. Mathivanan were elected Vice-Presidents of SLC with 102 votes and 90 votes respectively, while Mohan de Silva was elected as the SLC Secretary.

Arjuna Ranatunga received 80 votes.

“Arjuna Ranatunga should stay away now. He was defeated. He has garnered fewer votes than K. Mathivanan. He had his chances because of his talents of winning several cricket matches, that’s all,” MP Sumathipala said.

“I am going to deal with Arjuna Ranatunga from now onwards. I will take the responsibility of all things he did as the President of SLC.”

“He should accept his defeat, and confine himself to raising faults on umpiring,” Sumathipala said.

“I know everything about his past. Whom does he think he is to insult others? Hence, I will take legal action against him,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)


Video by Buddhi

  Comments - 18

  • Palle Monday, 04 January 2016 11:21 PM

    Well done Mr. Thilanga. Arjuna should accept the defeat and stay away now.

    TONY Monday, 04 January 2016 11:22 PM


    RK Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:55 AM

    The Battle of Clans begins!

    Janathawa Monday, 04 January 2016 11:46 PM

    Well said Thilanga.We want you to disclose everything to the public.We are with you.

    Naughty Kaluwa Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:05 PM

    Bisnes mafia in cricket defeat arjuna

    Warra Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:23 PM

    SL cricket is going down hill and these people dont care. Hurry up and look for a foreign coach.

    Yahapalanaya Wednesday, 06 January 2016 09:03 AM

    This is all fart and no shit.they are both birds of the same feather.

    Triple X Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:37 AM

    Ya, every one has the right to defend themself anytime in this country.,

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:41 AM

    Battle of the. ......

    Nims Tuesday, 05 January 2016 02:00 AM

    Arjuna must respect the democratic process

    Ram Tuesday, 05 January 2016 02:24 AM

    Those in glass houses should not throw stones

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:47 PM

    I think Arjuna has met his match. No under arm bowling please.

    dilip Tuesday, 05 January 2016 03:22 AM

    I think Arjuna is trying to get popular in the wrong way.If you lost just off you go. You have made so many wrong statements during your new political carrier. We respect you for the world cup win and thats all.

    Manel Tuesday, 05 January 2016 04:29 AM

    If Arjuna did not win WC in 1996 and brought money to cricket board.

    Premalal Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:30 AM

    There had been many threats of legal action within our elite circle but none to my knowledge had come to courts. The threats make good television and newspapers but everyone has skeletons in their cupboards. We shall keep our fingers crossed with a deep intake of breath.

    Cobra Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:58 AM

    The first ball hit for a 6; fantastic star for the SLC!!!!

    Fassey Tuesday, 05 January 2016 02:17 PM

    Very good show. Is this the spirit of sports? The beginning itself is battle of the politicians. God bless the SLC

    ruwan Friday, 08 January 2016 03:29 PM

    look at the voice and anger in his speech, was hiding behind mahinda and now talking like a don of dons,.anyhow respect caption cool and deliver your opinion cool, dont threat people on public.

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