Tense situation in front of SLC

7 February 2011 04:15 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Gandhya Senanayake

A tense situation erupted in front of the Sri Lanka Cricket office in Colombo this morning after cricket enthusiasts visited the SLC office hoping to buy tickets for the Cricket World 2011 and was turned back as no new ticket were issued today.   

When contacted earlier Tournament Director 2011 World Cup Suraj Dandeniya told Daily Mirror online that only those tickets that were reserved since October will be issued today from 3pm to 7pm and from February 8th -17th from 11am to 7pm.

Only Rs.50 rupee tickets remain, we are deciding whether to reserve those to those who came today or not, Tournament Director Dandeniya said. (Daily Mirror online)

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  Comments - 24

  • Lanka Hamaduru Monday, 07 February 2011 09:47 AM

    Government is cricketing poor people of this country. So what is more than the real cricket? so no need panic now

    easywara Monday, 07 February 2011 10:40 AM

    Take it easy boys,girls

    Prof. Ravi Kulatunga Monday, 07 February 2011 10:46 AM

    It is your honour and privilege to hear from me. Arjuna must be there stirring up trouble.

    Dinesh Monday, 07 February 2011 10:59 AM

    This is why the Met Department predicted that it will rain! It normally happen opposite to their predictions!

    waz Monday, 07 February 2011 11:05 AM

    Are we going to watch live RAIN instead of CRICKET on the TV?

    Brett LEE Tuesday, 08 February 2011 04:36 AM

    Did anyone here went to the T20 Match at RPS when the cricket board oversold tickets and there was a stampede.
    Well this time round you will see all the families and friends of the Board officials at ALL matched in the BEST seats!!!
    Not to mention all the money stolen from the so called new stadium projects. A few crooks have sold our fine cricketers down a drain !!!

    eresh S kumara Tuesday, 08 February 2011 04:38 AM

    Who cares Meteorological Department ..This Could be the our CUP

    Travis Monday, 07 February 2011 04:45 AM

    The tickets might have gone under-hand for a much higher price. I think it needs a thorough audit as to how the sale of tickets took place.

    ajantha Monday, 07 February 2011 11:58 AM


    Enda Kotta Monday, 07 February 2011 11:58 AM

    Rain Rain go away..come back only if we don't play well

    noel Monday, 07 February 2011 12:42 PM

    Better to stay at home.According to weather forecast World cup will be "Miracle of Asia".

    ravi Monday, 07 February 2011 05:51 AM

    Please dont bother buying tickets.. it will be raining through out the world cup

    Pain in the neck Monday, 07 February 2011 12:58 PM

    We love positive thinkers and a good laugh is also in order!

    Pain in the neck Monday, 07 February 2011 12:59 PM

    LOL let the laughs roll!

    Kan Monday, 07 February 2011 06:18 AM

    It will be raining till May 2011 as predicted by Meteorological Department.

    Blessing Monday, 07 February 2011 06:19 AM

    Hope it will not be be raining, We need rain to so let God bless wiht mixed ( rain and sun ). But let it rain at the Paliment.

    RAM Tuesday, 08 February 2011 11:17 AM


    Ruwantha Monday, 07 February 2011 06:53 AM

    It is indeed a must to have a full audit regarding this world cup affair to clear the gray areas highlighted. This will be good for the officials involved as they claim there is no fowl play so they can prove. it is a fact that all the people involved in this has done great for sri lanka cricket. So it is a must I belive.

    Regarding the tickets, they will be available at the gate for much higher prizes.( this i have experienced several times at colombo.

    I hope and pray , that this rain will stop. not coz of cricket but for the sake of all sri lankans who have already affected.

    Karuna Amman Monday, 07 February 2011 06:59 AM


    DK Monday, 07 February 2011 03:14 PM

    If the meteorology dept predicts that it will rain till end of May then you can be sure it won't rain, you can always rely on them to be wrong...

    Sureni Monday, 07 February 2011 03:14 PM

    Relly Sad !

    Part of the country is under water,
    "Nawa gilunath band choon !"

    Loating Monday, 07 February 2011 07:25 AM

    Like in Vietanm Floating market we can have floating Paliment. Door To Door

    SAFYY Monday, 07 February 2011 03:19 PM

    will hope for the best.... its a gd tourism promo for lanka......

    Gruntle Monday, 07 February 2011 10:58 PM

    Anybody for a game of 'book cricket'?

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