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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was yesterday summoned by the parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) following the Daily Mirror exposure on allegations of match fixing and financial misappropriation.

COPE Chairman and Senior Minister D.E.W. Gunasekara yesterday said the summons followed the series of shocking exposures in the media.

Accordingly SLC is alleged to have lost more than Rs.2 billion since the present interim committee headed by D.S. De Silva took over the administration.

“We have asked the SLC to appear before COPE and answer allegations of discrepancies in its accounts, misappropriation of funds and other irregularities. The Auditor General has been asked to make available to COPE all documents pertaining to SLC transactions and payments,” Minister Gunasekara said.

“This is the first time COPE has summoned the SLC for an inquiry. The impression in the past was that COPE had no power to probe SLC activities but our legal advisors have said COPE has constitutional power to investigate the SLC,” Minister Gunasekara said.   

The report said a whopping Rs.12 million had been spent by SLC officials by way of allowances on foreign tours in 2009. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Rohith Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:08 PM

    Cope? My foot. What happened to earlier reports. Were they sleeping all this while. This is just a farce like DEW Gunasekaras some ethnic committee.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:09 AM

    Open secret is going to be a closed secret.

    asoka abeywardena Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:16 AM

    just give something to COPE...problem solved...

    Shanil Samarakoon Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:43 AM

    Oh how I wish COPE had the power it needs to make a real difference in Sri Lanka.

    Hirantha Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:45 AM

    No worries....nothing will happen....as usual...lol

    N. Mithra Monday, 09 May 2011 10:41 PM

    Even if they are found guilty of breaking every financial regulation, let us see if anyone will be punished. Incompetence and arrogance easily win the day and almost anything goes when you have the backing of the rulers.

    KJ Monday, 09 May 2011 11:24 PM

    why dont we do the same investigation in all our public money allegations too... why we have different approaches.. may be COPE doesnt have so called "constitutional power"...

    Godaya Tuesday, 10 May 2011 12:26 AM

    COPE has to cope with all political interferences while inquiring into the allegations. Can they really?

    freehit Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:11 PM

    Don't be surprised if DEW and other members are reprimanded for exceeding the scope of COPE !

    RDF Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:16 PM

    yes. Just like what happened to the previous sports minister who told SLC is the second most corrupt institution. Rather than initiate an investigation he was promptly removed.

    Kan Tuesday, 10 May 2011 10:44 AM

    first corruption, then probe, then unlimited corruption, then no probe, no charges, no punishment to any.

    c.p. padmalatha Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:18 AM

    What happened to the COPE's revelations and recommendations on other Govt. enterprises? Miraculously ignored. Problem is constitutional power has created most infamous Executive power.

    YP Tuesday, 10 May 2011 11:08 AM

    Well said ....nowadays the attitude is "kill the messenger not the culprit" ..... so the people who give information will be punished at the end.

    Aruna Jayawardane Tuesday, 10 May 2011 11:57 AM

    This is just to make a show case...nothing will happen in this time as well

    Regi Tuesday, 10 May 2011 06:27 AM

    May be just a show off and the outcoming will not see its day.

    Yuri Tuesday, 10 May 2011 12:34 PM

    This is what Sri Lankan, no wonder why evevry one running from what they called MOTHERLAND. Corruption, abuse of Power. saling the country


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