Mathi says was not forced to resign

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Former Sri Lanka Cricket  Vice President  K. Mathiavanan issuing a statement regarding his stepping down, said he tendered his resignation from his post due to 'non recognition within the SLC', and dispelled media reports to the effect that he was forced to resign.

The former Vice President yesterday resigned from his post stating that " There were circumstances beyond my control which compelled me to step down from the contest” in reference to the election for the Presidency of the Colts Cricket Club for which he was to contest against SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranathunga.

However, hours before the Colts Cricket Club election, Mathiavanan withdrew from the race and immediately tendered his resignation from the post of Vice President of the SLC.

Following is the full statement

There have been mischievous reports in the media lately that I have been forced to resign from the Sri Lanka Cricket and also to withdraw from contesting the Presidency of the Colts Cricket Club. Some other reports quote that I resigned after receiving a call too.

All these reports are absolutely false.

I decided to resign from the Sri Lanka Cricket because I felt I have not got due recognition within the SLC structure in line with my position.
This also led me to make a decision to break any association with Cricket in Sri Lanka, as such I decided to withdraw from contesting for the Colts Club Presidency.

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  • samadhi Sunday, 08 September 2013 12:00 AM

    He was not forced to resign but was forced to change the statement.

    Suq Madique Sunday, 08 September 2013 12:22 AM

    'Fear of white van syndrome'?

    Hoodwinked Saturday, 07 September 2013 11:22 AM

    Your are a gentleman that is why you resigned. I think politicians must take a leaf out from you.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 07 September 2013 11:49 AM

    Sounds like an after-thought after seeing a white van hoveing around. Typical Sri Lankan politics where independent thinking and independent acting is never condoned by those who politically control every aspect of life. Cant blame him for coming up with this so called "clarification" because obviously he values is life.

    Fair N Square Saturday, 07 September 2013 12:21 PM

    any better than the Army Major who withdrew his statement after the Malaka Silva assault case and the witness in the Bharata Lakshman shooting case...? sadly ppl are forced to withdraw their statements by the Higher up's....

    Hafiz Saturday, 07 September 2013 12:39 PM

    The same sage continues MATA MATHAKA NEHE

    justice Saturday, 07 September 2013 01:27 PM

    Come on Mathi, this is what all people say fearing the repercussions that may follow. How can you quit at the lat moment if you had any problem. If there is anything, please cough it out and bat it straight as you always do!

    John Saturday, 07 September 2013 02:08 PM

    If you value your contribution to SLC all these years and for its future, this is the time for you to speak out publicly - silence from good men like you at this time is as bad as the wrong doers!

    Suren Saturday, 07 September 2013 03:28 PM

    After 12 years enjoying in the post why did he make such a cry out of this? Time someone else to occupy it.

    Surprised Saturday, 07 September 2013 03:57 PM

    Perhaps, another phone call?

    Which pic for profil Saturday, 07 September 2013 04:09 PM

    WHITE VAN

    Sri Lankan Jobseeker Sunday, 08 September 2013 11:16 AM

    I am sorry Mathi..

    common man Saturday, 07 September 2013 05:05 PM

    Mathi you can say whatever you want to say. We all knew very well you were forced by mafia regime to resign. God bless you.

    asoka Saturday, 07 September 2013 05:40 PM

    Father destroyed the forests and son destroying cricket....

    Chief Justice Sunday, 08 September 2013 01:30 PM

    What does brother Arjuna have to say?

    Ram Perera Saturday, 07 September 2013 09:47 PM

    All of us like him to spell out the truth behind resignation and withdrawal. Mathi like all of us value his life free of unnecessary issues
    Ram

    RajasH Saturday, 07 September 2013 10:10 PM

    he was forced t make this statement as well


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