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Harin baffled as Sanga, Mahela back Namal

8 February 2021 09:15 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Sports Minister Harin Fernando said that he was baffled after former cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene decided to support current Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa.

In an interview with Daily Mirror ‘ON FIRE’, Fernando said that both Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene refused to get involved when he was Sports Minister.

However, both Sangakkara and Jayawardene are now involved in efforts to improve cricket and other sports in Sri Lanka. “I’m perplexed, to be honest, I asked them. I was very determined at that point. I met them at my residence.

They didn’t want to get involved in anything in Sri Lanka at that point. Maybe probably they knew that the government was not very solid at that point and didn’t want controversy,” he said.

“They said they don’t have faith in the system. However, Fernando said that he was happy for Sri Lanka cricket and hopes they do it out of passion and not because of pressure. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 8

  • Leo Monday, 08 February 2021 09:26 AM

    comeon minister, previous government was full words and zero on actions. You can't blame anyone for keeping out from that soup of a govt.

    Nish Monday, 08 February 2021 09:27 AM

    You can't expect them to waste their valuable time for nothing right? It is apparent Namal is trying to do something.

    Lara Monday, 08 February 2021 09:28 AM

    Lucky that they didn't. Talk shows doesn't deliver anything.

    Liberal One Monday, 08 February 2021 09:29 AM

    Shall we drag them infront of the FCID when you guys come into power again in 2025?

    Jehan Monday, 08 February 2021 09:32 AM

    What make u think they were not involved in match fixing? 2011 was suspicious

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 08 February 2021 11:04 AM

    The Eagles sang "every kind of refuse has its price".

    Blackwater Monday, 08 February 2021 11:28 AM

    Money talks

    M Alsha Monday, 08 February 2021 12:18 PM

    They did not want to blow balloons that come down soon.

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