The Sunday Leader

SEC To Take SLC To Court

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The State Engineering Corporation (SEC) has decided to file legal action against Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over its failure to pay Rs 530 million for the construction of the Pallakalle cricket grounds and upgrading of the Kettarama cricket stadium.
SEC Chairman Jagath Kumara Perera said that the construction work on the two sites had been completed in 2011, ahead of the cricket world cup.

He said that the time period given to SLC to pay its dues had lapsed and as a result a decision has been taken to initiate legal action.
Perera also said that the Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa had advised that legal action be taken against SLC to recover the money.

The SEC owes sub contractors and also needs to pay for lifts and air conditioning units installed at the two international cricket venues. Perera said that while the total cost of the project was Rs 700 million SLC had agreed to pay only Rs 530 million but even that payment is still due. When The Sunday Leader contacted the treasurer of SLC Nuski Mohamed, he admitted that the board owes SEC money but was short of funds. He said that most funds available with the board are used for the development of the game. Mohamed added that the board is ready to face legal action if SEC goes to court.


2 Comments for “SEC To Take SLC To Court”

  1. Azee

    Rather than repay outstanding loans ,it is better to raise the salaries and other perks of the cricket board officials !

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