Proposal was for a small plot of land near Golf Course & years ago: Sanga

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Responding to remarks of former MP S.B. Dissanayake, former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara said today that he did not ask for the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course to be given to him for 20 years and that his proposal, which was made years ago, was for a small plot of land adjacent to it.

He told the media that he submitted the project proposal for a sports tourism-related hospitality project in response to a newspaper article calling for such a proposal, a few years ago.

“The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for which I have extremely high regard belongs to its members and the leasing of which has never arisen even as a thought in my mind, let alone in conversation,” he said.

He said he was asked some weeks ago by telephone, if he had submitted such a proposal some years ago.

“I answered yes. I also stated that I was awaiting the final decision by the relevant authority. The project proposal will be available at the relevant government authority for anyone to understand what it includes,” he said.

Former MP Dissanayake yesterday said Sangakkara has asked for the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course for 20 years to bring in one million golfers across the world to Sri Lanka annually.

  Comments - 21

  • Dee Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10:59 PM

    Hope you never mentioned about 1 mil tourist per year. If you did, we doubt your accounting background.

    Roshan samarathunga Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:00 AM

    Golf is great game. Please don’t politicised. Please don’t bring disrepute the game.

    Hari M Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:26 AM

    Sanga comes across a very genuine gentleman. A human, most would like to aspire to be. We would like your participation in healing and uplifting our country. . As for SB, as I don't have a kind word about him, I will shut my gob.

    Chris Thursday, 18 June 2020 06:28 AM

    Another of those stories by SB, when they sent him to prison sometime back for mouthing the justice system, they should have thrown away the key

    Pissu Simon Thursday, 18 June 2020 06:54 AM

    It should not be too difficult to work out who is telling the truth.

    ravin Thursday, 18 June 2020 07:03 AM

    Do not worry much Sanga. You know very well paraya dogs barks at moon when moon shines. You Better know that whole world know you as you are But not the paraya dog who sleep in the street corner.

    AFVF Thursday, 18 June 2020 07:23 AM

    I'm sure Sanga would'nt have said any numbers though he would have given the proposal of a piece of land adjacent to the existing golf course. If the number is 1m a year then an average of almost 2800 golfers a day . IMAGINE A GOLF COURSE WORSE THAN THE PETTAH MANNING MARKET? In my opinion it's vice for Gentlemen like Sanga and Mahela to stay away from these good for nothing politicians.

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:08 AM

    Using Sanga's name he want to be be popular in the media.

    Anthony Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:45 AM

    He always talks rubbish. As he got even his O/L

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:50 AM

    SB was always a liar, so don't take any notice of him.

    Joshua Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:56 AM

    Why is Sanga responding to comments of SB? We all know what kind of politician SB is. He contradicts his own statements year on year. We are not fools to believe his next to nothing comments. He is only good to be where he is now

    Ranabhahu Wijemanna Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:02 AM

    Who is SB compared to Sanga Sanga has shown what a true Sri Lankan is made of. SB is a bankrupt politician still hanging in thanks to Mahinda Rajapaksha 'a political strategy. So it is not even considering what SB is saying.

    Manjula Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:10 AM

    Sanga should be sent to jail for associating such goons like SB. Please Sanga use your brains

    Lost Lankan Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:48 AM

    when someone emerging as a challenger these thieves get worried and start their usual tantrums as the evil cannot face the good simple theory.

    Roshanaly Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:49 AM

    Please keep away from Politicians, you will ruin your reputation. They will use your popularity to gain votes.

    Janaka Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:49 AM

    We all know who is SB , Ask Susanthika she will have more to tell about SB. Street Dogs keep barking it has no limit and no sense. Jumping from one to another to make his money.

    Dravid Bakmeena Thursday, 18 June 2020 05:30 PM

    Typical SOB - SB who loves to tell stories and bring issues. Knowing Sanga I believe him if he made a bid years ago for a plot of land close to Golf Course to come up with a project involving golf tourism and not the damn Golf Course or the club.

    Clement Thursday, 18 June 2020 05:49 PM

    We respect and honor Sanga as he is a Gentlemen, but we also know SB a dam liar, who can twist his dirty stinking mouth with his political power. This is the difference.

    Dolly Weerasinghe Thursday, 18 June 2020 05:53 PM

    This is like Bandu told the public with tears his body should be cremated at Homagama International Grounds, now the next fool SB is jabbering.

    Anthony. R Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:32 PM

    S. B. A dam liar, and Mr Sangakkara is a Gentleman we respect and honour here and Globally. What more to say S.B.shut up your dirty stinking gap. All know who you are.

    E. Fernando Friday, 19 June 2020 12:43 PM

    Seems like Sangakkara is being targeted after the meeting about the proposed cricket grounds. He must have been the most vocal at the meeting. Typical backhanded tactics


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