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While apologizing to the causal workers engaged as ground laborers at the Sooriyawewa stadium in Hambantota as they were asked earlier to hand over their trousers to obtain the daily wages, Sri Lanka Cricket announced today that steps would be taken to compensate the workers.

It was reported that about 100 workers who were recruited as ground staff on temporary basis had gone to obtain their salaries after six days of work at the Sooriyawewa stadium during the Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka when they were asked to hand over the trousers given by the SLC before paying their wages on Monday.

The workers were disappointed at the request because they had not taken an extra trouser to wear after handing over the trouser given by the SLC. Some workers had no choice but to go home in their underwear.

In a statement the SLC said, the President and Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket are perturbed by the reported incident.

“We wish to apologize to those subjected to this ignominy, and will take steps to ensure they are compensated” the statement said.

They said an inquiry has been initiated into the matter and stern action will be taken against those responsible.(DS)


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  • ANTON Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:45 AM


    lalith de silva Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:50 AM

    SLC must make a public appology........ they must treat huam as human not as garbadge... please remove your trosers also and stand in front of town hall and applogise for cricket loving public of srilanka

    Leo Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:02 PM

    Its always the small man that is subjected to such degraded actions of those arm chair warmers. Even the compensation would be peanuts compared to the ridicule they would have faced. This only goes to show the shallow levels this country has fallen into. No remedy in sight. via DM Android App

    david strange Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:08 PM

    thankfully they did have underwear or else it would have been another embarassing episode especially in Sooriyawewa what would MR HAVE SAID///

    sachith Wednesday, 12 July 2017 03:30 PM

    same 100 trousers will be taken as new trousers for next indian series under a new tender.that's how SLC logic works.

    Sambo Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:34 AM

    If Sri Lanka Cricket wants to compensate , it should not be out of the cricket board money but by who ever made such a stupid decision should pocket out the compensation.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:42 AM

    Fortunately, there were no women workers! Authorities should strip the officials.

    nick Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:54 AM

    this is what happen when u put uneducated in control Shame on our self for electing these individuals via DM Android App

    Ali Hu Kai Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:11 PM

    Teachings of 2500 years of proud history!

    IVJ Thursday, 13 July 2017 05:53 PM

    Going by the recent decisions, Thilanka and Dayasiri must step down!! We can only dream on.

    peter Monday, 17 July 2017 07:13 PM

    Shame to all mankind

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