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Arjuna to be IC chairman

Government parliamentarian and former Sri Lanka cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga will be the new chairman of the Interim Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket.

The Sunday Leader learns Ranatunga will receive his letter of appointment next week from the Sports Ministry.

Informed sources said, on a presidential directive Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge signed Ranatunga's letter of appointment before leaving for the United States last week. Ranatunga will succeed outgoing Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa.

It is learned Ranatunga will most likely assume office from January 7, 2008. With the appointment of Ranatunga, other changes in the Interim Committee are also expected to follow, the sources said. Contacted by The Sunday Leader, Ranatunga said he had heard his appointment letter was signed by the Minister but had not received confirmation on when it would be delivered.

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