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By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya

COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - An Interim Committee, appointed to assume control of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board during its suspension, has been assigned the responsibility of investigating allegations of misconduct and corruption within the SLC.

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe suspending the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and appointing an Interim Committee with effect from November 5.

The Minister said the SLC board was suspended to investigate and take appropriate action independently transparently and reliably regarding corruption, misconduct, irregularities and dereliction of duties and responsibilities by the Executive Committee of the SLC, as revealed by the special audit report related to the T20 World Cup in 2022. 

The Minister of Sports has appointed an interim committee until the upcoming Sri Lanka Cricket election or until further notice, exercising powers granted under Section 33 of the Sports Act No. 25 of 1973. 

This committee is tasked with conducting a formal investigation into the alleged irregularities of the SLC board and submitting a comprehensive report on legal principles.

The interim committee possesses the authority to conduct necessary investigations and take action to implement the recommendations outlined in the special audit report issued by the Auditor General on September 11, 2023. Additionally, the committee will assume the administration of Sri Lanka Cricket during the suspension of the SLC board, overseeing operations until the investigations are concluded.

Furthermore, the committee is empowered to propose relevant recommendations and develop procedures to prevent the recurrence of corruption, misconduct and irregularities within the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.


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  • Bandu Monday, 06 November 2023 10:23 AM

    Bad selection of a Dhanrmadasa when another one is accused of taking actresses recently to Aussieland.

    DJ Monday, 06 November 2023 11:39 AM

    And what after. Nothing will happen. Just like anything else in te country.

    Kd Monday, 06 November 2023 11:42 AM

    South Africa all out 83, England 120. People are overreacting, India is just really good right now. Accept and move on.

    Kapla Monday, 06 November 2023 12:29 PM

    Nothing is going to happen immediately. Even Arjuna is also a politician there will be lot of political decisions. The rest of the committee is all judges and lawyers you can't expect much.

    sunil Monday, 06 November 2023 12:38 PM

    A similar committee should be appointed to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to probe misconduct and corruption within the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

    A Concerned Cricket Fan Monday, 06 November 2023 01:13 PM

    The Minister of Sports says the SLC Executive Committee is corrupt and inept and that is why he has appointed an Interim Committee to manage cricket. Then why did he include the current Vice Chairman of the SLC in this Interim Committee?

    Ram Monday, 06 November 2023 02:11 PM

    If Shani Abeysekera was appointed in place of Dharmadasa, it would have been easy for the Committee to complete the assignment successfully

    A concerned cricket fan Monday, 06 November 2023 04:00 PM

    It looks like the President is not happy that the Minister of Sports has effectively got rid of corrupt and inept SLC Executives. That means the President wants corrupt and clueless scoundrels to destroy Sri Lankan cricket.

    DJ Monday, 06 November 2023 04:11 PM

    Crooks and criminals are back in. Minister you are not interested in Cricket.

    Crook Ashley Monday, 06 November 2023 09:58 PM

    A bouquet of flowers to our minister for being brave. Never thought there would be a minister with guts who would have the courage to dismiss that powerful mafia. Is CEO Ashley Silva ,the long time sleek crook continuing?


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