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Dayasiri – Arjuna clashed at Cabinet meeting

30 August 2017 05:51 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A heated argument had erupted between Petroleum Industry Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara over cricket at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, it is learnt.

The problem cropped up when Minister Ranatunga made his observations on the Cabinet Paper presented by Minister Jayasekera in connection with the re-laying of synthetic race track at the Sugathadasa Sports Complex.

However, President Maithripala Sirisena intervened and the matter was settled. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

  Comments - 25

  • Rowan Wednesday, 30 August 2017 06:42 AM

    Both are useless.

    Cricketer Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:19 AM

    Why does not the Finance Minister encourage regular fights at Sugathadasa Stadium for earning revenue?

    ANTON Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:14 AM

    ARJUNA ...... NOW WHO ARE BEHAVING LIKE INDIANS ?

    Mister D Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:09 AM

    He was arguing. I am sure that's a common thing everywhere in the world?

    Kamal Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:15 AM

    It really fun to abuse India even if you are discussing internal matters..and you claim you are "better than Indian".

    ANTON Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:15 AM

    I THINK BOTH ARE TRYING TO GIVE A GOOD EXAMPLE TO OUR CRICKET FANS.

    nick Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:23 AM

    this arjuna thinks he can make the cricket good so why not we just give him the sport ministry so he will stop adding fuel to already burning cricket via DM Android App

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:11 AM

    HE IS QUALIFIDE FOR THAT BUT HE WILL CHASE RHE BOARD AND WILL CAUSE A CLASH AMONG WHO CRAVE RO BE IN THE BOARD. ANY WAR Y DAYASIRI IS NOT THE MAN HE CAN ONLY BOSS AROUND

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:11 AM

    Matter was settled; may be; but not the problem(s).

    SeriouSena Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:26 AM

    Both mutts must be drunk and deserve to be "STONED"!

    kukula Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:49 AM

    Remove Sumathipala the cricket crisis will be solved. No need for anyone to clash.

    ceylon Wednesday, 30 August 2017 09:13 AM

    nothing wrong of it.now sri lanka need new sports to promote.boxing is one of them. via DM Android App

    johan Wednesday, 30 August 2017 09:29 AM

    Give the cricket board to one independent body without political interference.Select best players through provincial sports ministries and also cricket clubs.This problem will be solved

    Dennis Reeves Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:24 AM

    Arjuna is a straight forward person and he should have been the Sports Minister, Dayasiri is not suitable atall.

    L.P. Mendis Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:26 AM

    Hay Dayasiri don't knock your head with the hard rock Arujuna OK.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:31 AM

    After Dayasiri was appointed as the Sports Minister, SriLanka Cricket went to the bottom.

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:34 AM

    Sumathipala and Dayasiri should step down, if SL Cricket wants prosperity.

    Fayad Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:12 AM

    Only Arjuna knows cricket in this world??? He never respect others, even great Sanga or Mahela

    Ruwan Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:13 AM

    It is very sad that lot of people have forgotten what Arjuna had done for Srilanka cricket. When Srilanka was nowhere he brought Srilanka as no:01 in world cricket. He did not care even people like Shane Warne and he fought for Murali, then why he should care for Dayasiri , is it because he played school cricket ? or he has muscled arms ?Thilanga is the main culprit for this mess in cricket and Dayasiri did nothing when he was messing it , may be Dayasiri good at Elle not cricket

    mike Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:43 PM

    Both are misfits, Sri Lanka need qualified persons to run the country.

    Shelly. Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:17 PM

    One is not refined nd has a foul mouth.The other has Radala mentality. Not suitable to hold Cabinet positions. via DM Android App

    johan Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:19 PM

    Former best players should be given preference in the Sri Lankan Cricket administration. They know the track very well

    Dhammika Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:23 PM

    Arjuna R knows cricket best than anyone else in Sri Lanka . We must appreciate his contribution made to Sri Lanka cricket to make Sri Lanka World Champions.

    sunil Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:46 PM

    Arjuna, make sure to wear a helmet to protect your EARS when you are dealing with Dayasiri !!

    Hemaka Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:52 PM

    I think both of them should work to gether . Yes no one 's perfect but then who is? Solving the cricket crisis should be the real goel .


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