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Arjuna apologizes to PM after attacking SLC at event

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Former cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga today apologized to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after he used a national event to verbally attack the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and the past administrators. 

Ranatunga said that he was in two minds on attending the event and wanted to even turn back after he realized that some corrupt officials will be in attendance. 

The former captain and members of the 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lanka team were felicitated at Temple Trees today by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

Members of the current and former cricket boards, including former cricket board president Thilanga Sumathipala attended the event. 

Speaking at the event, Ranatunga launched a scathing attack on the cricket administrators of both the past and present. 

He also called on Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, who was not present at the event, to appoint a commission and investigate the corruption in Sri Lanka cricket. 

Minister Namal Rajapaksa had informed Ranatunga that he will not be able to attend the event as he was in quarantine after returning from Dubai. (Easwaran Rutnam)

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  • Navaratnam Wednesday, 17 March 2021 05:27 PM

    It was the strength of character of Arujuna Ranatunga that helped to win the World Cup 25 years ago. The cricketers who came later like Sangakara and Mahela had great cricketing talent but they totally lacked the character and integrity of Arujuna. Arujuna was a hero none of these guys could ever match.

    Ranaweera Wednesday, 17 March 2021 05:40 PM

    Arjuna"s pronlem is that he cannot control his temper. What he says is true. But at this réception you should forget about all these , relax and celebrate past achievements and dream gor the future.

    Lakmal Kahawela Wednesday, 17 March 2021 06:28 PM

    No Worries Arjuna as facts is stubborn. You are a Great Gentleman

    Pravishka Wednesday, 17 March 2021 07:22 PM

    Arjuna great cricket captain - terrible politician

    AGiriya Wednesday, 17 March 2021 08:25 PM

    Arjuna, corruption and mismanagement at cricket board is accepted. At the same time what have you got to say about the corruption at Petroleum Corporation and Ports Authority from 2015- 19?

    Devendra William Wednesday, 17 March 2021 10:28 PM

    Arjuna is a real sportsman and a gentleman. He always fight for justice.

    Mark Anandappa Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:25 AM

    What a fantastic forum to express the truth


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