Former Sports Minister Harin Fernando said Jerome Jayaratne is a suitable person for the post of Sri Lanka Cricket team manager.
He made this remark at a media briefing held in Colombo while answering questions raised by journalists.
There were strong protests on social media against Jayaratne owing to his involvement with the Rajapaksa family. The former Minister said Mr. Jayaratne has the ability to interact with the players without causing embarrassment to them.
The SLC recently appointed Jerome Jayaratne as the National Team Manager for the team’s upcoming tour of the West Indies.
Jayaratne was appointed as the team manager, since Ashantha de Mel has decided to step down from the position due to personal reasons at the end of the England tour of Sri Lanka.