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Manilal Fernando banned for eight years

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The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has decided to ban FIFA Executive Committee member Manilal Fernando from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of eight years after he was found guilty of several breaches of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The decision was reached following two days of hearings held on 29 and 30 April at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, the FIFA said in a statement.

The ban is effective from 11 March 2013, the date on which he was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber. (Source:

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  • Upul Tuesday, 30 April 2013 06:28 PM

    Same should happen to the Olympic committee too. They get allocations of tickets every 4 years which they sell to scalpers, and they get to go for free!!!

    And, like in this instance, they sell their votes !!! hah ha. Whats new about they one aney?

    Mahinda raja Tuesday, 30 April 2013 06:48 PM

    Why worry this is FIfa.not srilanka.who worry he had made enough money.

    Ratavasiya Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:50 PM

    All the luxuries in the name of foot ball has now come to an end, atleast for 8 years.

    Sonali De Silva Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:46 PM

    Maybe he was getting to big for his boots.

    Dudley Gunasena Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:33 PM

    How can they ban such a hardworking man?. Sri Lanka football will disappear from the world stage without him. A man with such an athletic figure would have been a real asset.

    mervyn perera Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:35 PM

    Manilal Fernando has done nothing for football. I have been a keen follower of football from 1960 and ever since Manilal took over football it has been tootal disaster. Look at Manilal's physique and size. Can a man of his size think of being a football administrator. Does he even know how to kick a ball. I have not heard of him playing any ball leaving alone football

    Shiran Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:57 PM

    Finally the Big man has been found out. Football received millions but where is the game today in Sri Lanka? Another tragic story of corruption in our country.

    Regit Silva Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:14 AM

    Poor bugger will not be able to put food on the table anymore.....

    dna Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:55 AM

    Good future for SL football ! - thank goodness FIFA is internal to take decisions like this.

    hawkins Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:50 AM

    what is the school he represented in football.

    Sam Wednesday, 01 May 2013 06:50 AM

    Better to investigate financial dealings of Puttalam Cement during his tenor as the Chairman.

    Silva Wednesday, 01 May 2013 06:50 AM

    No he has Cement Company and Director at Aitken Spence

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