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Arjuna Ranatunga removed as Harin appoints new National Sports Council

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Colombo (Daily Mirror) - Sports Minister Harin Fernando, in accordance with powers vested with him under the Sports Act, has appointed a new Sports Council headed by Dr. Maiya Gunasekera replacing its former chairman Arjuna Ranatunga. 

 I.U. Wickramasuriya has been appointed as the secretary of the Council.

Other members of the Council include former athlete Sriyani Kulawansa, Major General Rajitha Ampemohotti, Professor Arjuna de Silva, Panduka Keerthinanda, Ana Punchihewa, Malik Kader, Dr. S.V.D. Nananayakkara, Hafeez Marso, former Sri Lankan cricketer Sidath Wettimuny, General Jagath Jayasooriya, Anuradha Illeperuma, Prof. Shemal Fernando and former cricket commentator Kamal Deshapriya.

Meanwhile, the National Sports Selection Committee is headed by General Shavendra Silva while Arjun Silva has been appointed as the Secretary. Other members of the committee are Dr. Maiya Gunasekera, Suresh Subramanium and Nalinda Sampath Ilangakoon.


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  • Karalasingam Sivalingam Monday, 04 December 2023 03:48 PM

    The new cricket Council seems to have been constituted to perform to gain lost glory of SriLanka Cricket. Expecting excellent performance. Best wishes and congratulations.

    Sean Payton Tuesday, 05 December 2023 04:05 AM

    Crooks would support and admire their own crooks

    ACA Monday, 04 December 2023 04:05 PM

    Old wine not even in new bottles?

    Dharmatileke Monday, 04 December 2023 04:32 PM

    “Too many cooks spoils the broth” not this only but always.

    Ram Monday, 04 December 2023 04:54 PM

    The two committees appear to be acceptable. Arjuna too had issues when he was Ports Minister

    Shammi's power, minister puppet. Monday, 04 December 2023 05:39 PM

    No word on Shammi

    Uncle Paradise Monday, 04 December 2023 06:40 PM

    Good call. The former captain seems to feel entitled to control all aspect of cricket in SL. I believe he manipulated the brave minister Roshan and created an unnecessary distraction and turmoil to achieve a personal vendetta

    A nizam Monday, 04 December 2023 07:19 PM

    A new clown in charge so he appoints his own clowns… anyone surprised that Srilanka is in the state it’s in today?

    DJ Monday, 04 December 2023 07:50 PM

    What has a former Army General got to do. we are only going backwards. Nothing will improve.

    Nandamal Silvam Tuesday, 05 December 2023 04:15 AM

    It is better to appoint his brother Kappam Thunga to run this very efficiently! Kappam is very quiet now?

    Waco Tuesday, 05 December 2023 04:32 AM

    This fellow is mad. Make use of Arjuna Ranatunga to improve Cricket in Sri Lanka. He is a born leader and a cricketer. Others do not have his talent.

    Shifan Tuesday, 05 December 2023 02:26 PM

    Can’t understand why these goons and politicos are afraid of Arjuna ranatunga ….all they do is remove him .. must surely must be pee in the pant afraid of him. He’s the only one that could save Sri Lankan cricket and he has a proven track record,but still To keep away means that all that who come are just for the bucks only. No knowledge of how things work or not talented enough to Accept and do what needs to be done . This HF fellow is a fellow who jumped ship for selfish gains what can we expect from him . Useless fellow

    Waco Tuesday, 05 December 2023 04:35 AM

    Most of the Doctors are book worms. Sports men are born and not made. This Doctor will be an utter failure .

    Dinesh Tuesday, 05 December 2023 08:10 AM

    This fool is playing his own game. Every idiot who becomes a minister does his own thing to prove himself that is doing a better job. We do not have a national policy in place. This goes for our past and present presidents as well.

    Justin K. Fernando [Snr. Lawyer] Tuesday, 05 December 2023 11:05 AM

    Mr. Harin, we know pretty well that Mr. Shammi had given you a Big Bag of US$ to keep quiet without dancing too much. SLPP strong hold Minister Prasanna revealed this true message two days before in a five-star hotel.

    Dakshini Perera Tuesday, 05 December 2023 07:04 PM

    What a moron of a minister! Replacing a guy who won the world cup for Sri lanka with a ratharan paga doctor who has never won anything for Sri Lanka!

    Nm Tuesday, 05 December 2023 08:39 PM

    Arjuna had resigned from the post when he accepted the interim committee post. He was not removed.

    Moh Sleiman Wednesday, 06 December 2023 06:27 AM

    This DR Maiya Gunasekera was a failure even in the Rugby circle,I guess before he Retires he needs money for a comfortable life,so this a very good chance,Harin is a bloody mut a total Diasater.


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