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)