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Former Sri Lankan cricketer turned businessman Muttiah Muralitharan has refuted claims that he was using influence or pressure to obtain preference to ship his products overseas.

Muralitharan is the Chairman and shareholder of Ceylon Beverage Can (Pvt) Ltd which exports aluminum cans to several countries.

The world record breaking spin bowler was yesterday accused of preventing a leading shipping company from releasing empty containers to other clients until he obtained containers he requires to ship his aluminum cans.

Allegations were made that in at least one instance he had prevented the local agents of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) from releasing 49 containers to other exporters until his requirement was met. When contacted by Daily Mirror Muralitharan said that his company exports around 4000-7000 containers with aluminum cans overseas a year. He said that some of his clients make forward bookings and make advanced payments for the containers.

“The containers available at MSC or any other shipping company are given to us based on the payment we make.that is normal.that is business. Someone may have attempted to get containers at the last minute and they couldn’t. That is not my fault. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 20

  • Liberal One Friday, 01 January 2021 09:32 AM

    Politically attacking people is not new to this country. We ask people to become entrepreneurs but once they turn we attack them out of jealousy and for political reasons. No wonder we are not developed yet.

    Leo Friday, 01 January 2021 09:32 AM

    These people should be encouraged for been exporters not attack them.

    Ramesh Friday, 01 January 2021 09:43 AM

    You are in the big man's circle. You don't have to give explanations. There won't be any smoke when there is no smoke.

    Siribiris Friday, 01 January 2021 09:55 AM

    You have lost regard and respect after doing politics. Moment any sportsman/woman do politics, they loose that.

    Why Con Tainer Friday, 01 January 2021 10:03 AM

    Or, is this just another Doosra?

    Curious Friday, 01 January 2021 10:04 AM

    On an average 20 Containers a day. That's a huge huge business . Where is this factory located.

    Tamil Friday, 01 January 2021 10:24 AM

    Sportsmen entertain us but in the last fifty years the world had gone mad by promoting the sportsmen as the most important people in the society.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 01 January 2021 10:25 AM

    Murali has become a laundry man after what he uttered about the northern Tamil widows. He is also behind the scenes supporter of Rajapakse's, all for the purpose of one's own being than improvement of society and country.

    R A S Rajapakse Friday, 01 January 2021 01:01 PM

    Cricket was a game of Gentlemen, until the Scorpion name Money took control with one day internationals going under money power. Then you had cricketers being in advertisements, all for money. Once the Scorpion bite you, no more freedom from craving even if you have made a Billion dollars. That is the reality. In the last 30 to 40 years the game lost its value in terms of cricket and became a business only.

    Dee Friday, 01 January 2021 02:12 PM

    Get back to cricket= respect. What you are upto now= disrespect!

    Aussie Friday, 01 January 2021 02:14 PM

    He is arrogant No Baller!

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 01 January 2021 02:48 PM

    You supported a government that has been oppressing the minority since the beginning and using religion and ethnicity to campaign in elections. You lost all respect, really not a characteristic of a legend. Learn from your colleague's (Sanga and Mahela) murali. You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!

    nizar Friday, 01 January 2021 03:05 PM

    He will say he is clean as his doosara.What a business for a simple cricketer.Who says minorities are discriminated?

    Sheri Friday, 01 January 2021 03:17 PM

    Murali can utter what he wants. Its up to him, not you, buff!

    Imar Friday, 01 January 2021 04:47 PM

    Every one become corrupt in this country this country should be proud of creating corrupt society

    roni Friday, 01 January 2021 05:38 PM

    Looks like in this instance too he is chucking similar to what he did throughout his career while bowling .

    mohamed Sulaiman Saturday, 02 January 2021 05:26 AM

    Please do something better in society without cribbing and complianing about murali when there are many who are swindling the society right under your nose,and u guys dont have the balls to talk because you are all losers.

    Roger Haĺliday Saturday, 02 January 2021 06:53 AM

    So you are sending 400 containers every month? Please tell us what is shipped in those containers?

    roger halliday Saturday, 02 January 2021 07:27 AM

    Tell the readers what is shipped in the ,,400 per month containers that you are exporting. Since 2009 you have been supporting the authorities to get favours.

    Muraly Thursday, 07 January 2021 07:06 PM

    Dirty business man Muralitharan.

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