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An amount of US$ 800 has been paid per day to each person with all the facilities who have  participated in the recent T20 World Cup held in Australia as officials with the sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket.

This was revealed during the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Sports and Youth Affairs that met in Parliament yesterday (22) under the chairmanship of Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Roshan Ranasinghe.

It was also revealed that non-officials who have participated in the tour had also been given the same facilities given to officials. 

Meanwhile, the Minister instructed the Ministry officials to call a report from cricket selection committee for overlooking Chamika Karunaratne to the National Cricket team.

During the meeting it was revealed that there is an opinion that when selecting players for the Sri Lankan cricket team, only players belonging to a certain religious group are selected.  

It was expressed that Chamika Karunaratne, who had performed well in the past, was not selected to the national team because he did not agree with the religious ideology. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


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  • Once bitten Twice Naive. Wednesday, 23 November 2022 07:53 PM

    Some mischief makers are behind this claim. 6.9m idiots believed media and voted a disaster. If we analytically evaluate this media claim does it mean the 15 member squad that eventually went agrees with this so called religious belief? Lets not be fooled again.

    Hassanda Wednesday, 23 November 2022 11:12 PM

    The Only Cricket playing Country ( Sri Lanka ) do not select Muslims or Tamil players even if they are talented Only Buddhists

    lion Thursday, 24 November 2022 05:41 AM

    while ordinary man is starving all those who are connected to this corrupt government are merry making. when plundering the country the 3 corrupt parties ( Srilanka Padada peramuna,SJB,SLFP) get together without considering whether they are in government or opposition.

    Lawry Thursday, 24 November 2022 07:13 AM

    Preferential treatment for players belonging to certain religious group has been rumored for long. False accusations only affects religious harmony in the country as a whole. Is it Buddhist religion? or Christian religion?. The Minister should identify and clear all doubts. I am a Christian and do not agree to preferential treatment. Mischief makers should be punished. So far pirith ceremonies were only considered as blessings.

    Inshi Thursday, 24 November 2022 07:57 AM

    Selectors must be brave enough to select the best in the business no matter what religion they belong to. Are we killing talent and the sport by doing such third grade acts? Wake up those responsible!

    Two separate issues? Thursday, 24 November 2022 08:35 AM

    Why are we confusing two issues? One says people not entitled but bum suckers were accommodated at public expense. The total expense is not revealed. Next it is about not including a certain player. These unrelated issues should be enquired separately. Also we see a prompt comment to confound the issue!

    sacre blieu Thursday, 24 November 2022 09:11 AM

    This is how sports in Sri Lanka has, and is promoted. Continuing the macabre trend in destruction.

    sacre blieu Thursday, 24 November 2022 09:11 AM

    This is how sports in Sri Lanka has, and is promoted. Continuing the macabre trend in destruction.

    Kalupala Ambalangodage Thursday, 24 November 2022 10:41 AM

    People are dying with no medicine - children are crying with no food - no work for poor people - no fertiliser for poor farmers! These idiots are spending billions for this cricket and other sports - sex candles - kappam - paga - bank robberies by politicians and friends!! Yama Raja - please come and help!!

    Jude Thursday, 24 November 2022 11:07 AM

    Hey Chamika's numbers are good with ODI's and with the visiting Aussie recently he won 2 man of the match awads!! However his T20 numbers are horrible, below par!!

    Jude Thursday, 24 November 2022 11:29 AM

    What are the qualifications to become a official or non-official !?? Other than sucking the dick of SLC hiarachy!!

    Deby John Thursday, 24 November 2022 11:32 AM

    Cricket is one of the main reasons for the economic collapse of Sri Lanka. Most of the time people are watching cricket or talking about cricket. Few people are playing and making money. All others are wasting their valuable time watching and talking about cricket. Cricket is a huge addiction that people should come out from. Lazy men’s game!

    Murali Thursday, 24 November 2022 04:24 PM

    Did Santa’s wife mention something about religion recently…no smoke without fire! And whoever says there is no discrimination in our cricket selection should get their head tested!

    “ The Lansi Burgher Gent “ Friday, 25 November 2022 08:42 AM

    Not spinning yarns here, but as a nation with such diversity, shouldn’t Tamils, Muslims, Malays, Burghers and others get their spoon in the soup too? There is plenty of talent out there, be it school, club or mercantile division.


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