The Sunday Leader

Navin, Arjuna push for SLC interim committee

By Samantha Hewabandula


Ministers Navin Dissanayake and Arjuna Ranatunga are pushing for an interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to be appointed.

The Sunday Leader learns that Dissanayake and Ranatunga have discussed the proposal with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The two Ministers have said that all measures must be taken to ensure current SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala does not hold power in the cricket board any longer.

Sumathipala is among the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who had voted for the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister in Parliament recently.

Dissanayake and Ranatunga have told the Prime Minister that the Government will not be able to work with someone like Sumathipala in future to develop the game of cricket in the country.

The two Ministers, one a former Sports Minister and the other the former captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team when the team won the 1996 world cup, have reportedly proposed that former cricketer Sidath Wettimuny be appointed as the President of the interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

4 Comments for “Navin, Arjuna push for SLC interim committee”

  1. wimal

    Its a timely proposal to appoint Sidath as the Prez of Srilanka Cricket Board. In any case Sumathipala a gambler should not be the Chairman any more. Also we should not forget how Sumatipala took a Thug to UK to witness a Match with a bogus Passport few years back.

  2. R.Anthony

    It’s time now to rescue Sti Lanka Cricket. We need gentlemen to come forward now to bring back our glory days, and Not Politicians Please.! Gentlemen with a Vision and Love to Sri Lanka and cricket.

  3. Manoharan

    It is time the Prime Minister looks at these proposals.

    The introduction of the new electoral process is also urgent for
    the benefit of Sri Lanka Cricket

  4. David Milli-banda

    Manoharan… If the PM looks at these proposals, there will be another run on SLC funds just like the Bond scam.
    PM has turned out to be an untrustworthy thief….

    Wimal … it was CBK darling Beddegana Sanjeewa who got a all expenses paid by SLC by courtesy of Bookiepala to visit the England.

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