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Opposition political parties today expressed their views on the match-fixing allegation made by former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage with regard to the 2011 Cricket World Cup final with some of them calling for investigations.

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidate Hirunika Premachnadra told a news conference that those who were in the Sri Lankan cricket team should reveal the truth to the people. “We condemn this statement made by Mr. Aluthgamage. He as insulted and tarnished the image of the cricketers through this allegations. People in this country should stand up for our cricketers who had brought fame to the nation unlike the politicians,” she said. “It could be part of the SLPP election campaign and makes one wonder whether he directed this allegation against the Prime Minister."

UNP Gampaha District Candidate Kithsiri Manchananayake said Sri Lanka should seek ICC assistance to carry out an investigation on these allegation.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake also called for an investigation into this allegation. “Mr. Aluthgamage made a serious allegation and we urge President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to conduct an investigation,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 10

  • MUNAS Friday, 19 June 2020 10:51 PM


    Joshua Saturday, 20 June 2020 08:51 AM

    Politicians the biggest crooks in this country

    BigEars Saturday, 20 June 2020 08:58 AM

    When bookie jokes are in the legislature no surprise. We sold the port, the port city, land at Galle Face and not the cricket match. And we are all budding patriots. Nice is the pineapple toffee.

    Jude Saturday, 20 June 2020 09:02 AM

    Lankan people MUST START punishing ignorant politicians!! YEAH !!

    Jude Saturday, 20 June 2020 09:06 AM

    People MUST start braking the limbs of politicians WHO'S currupt to the core!! Something has to be DONE to save this country!!!

    Jude Saturday, 20 June 2020 09:14 AM

    There's thousands STILL voting for Ranil, SB, Dilan P., Dullas, Dayasiri J, Gamini Lockuge, Aluthgamage, Johnston Fernando and the list goes on!! You get the idea!!!??

    TONY Saturday, 20 June 2020 09:36 AM


    Sam Panditha Saturday, 20 June 2020 09:44 AM

    Should we not investigate Aluthgamage -the the Minister of Sports. If he had been aware of such corruption, why did he not investigate? Just like Rajitha White Van interview, Aluthgamage should be arrested. Is this an attack on Mahela/ Sanga who opposed the wasteful Homagama Stadium?

    S.H.Moulana Saturday, 20 June 2020 10:13 AM

    This has happened when he was the sports minister in 2011. He said he is complaining anything about the players. We would like to know can anyone make a team to win or lose a match without the cooperation and coordination of the players? Then why he says he does not blame any player?

    S.H.Moulana Sunday, 21 June 2020 07:41 PM

    Mahindananda has said that he is not involving any players in this but the officials sold the match. Here comes the big question, how can the official make the team to win or lose without the involvement of the players - it is totally impossible. The other most important question is that he was the minister in charge sport at the time this happened, then why he just ignored the issue and has started after 9 years? All these questions to be answered by the former minister of sport rather than the players or the officials. Anyway the ultimate result is our country's name is tarnished by this story, coming out after 9 years after the World Cup Final.

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