Thilanga Sumathipala present before 3 member panel to face charges

Monday, 11 March 2013 - 20:30

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Thilanga Sumathipala who is contesting for the Chairmanship of Sri Lanka Cricket was present before the 3 member panel appointed by the Minister of Sports.

This was with regard to the allegations that have been levelled against him.

3 leading sports clubs in the country filed objections against Thilanga Sumathipala after he handed over nominations for the SLC election.

Accordingly Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage decided to appoint a 3 member committee to look in to the charges.

The proceedings were held under the patronage of the Secretary to the Ministry of Sports throughout over 2 hours.

Baduraliya, Sebastian Night and Kegalle Sports clubs filing objections against Thilanga Sumathipala stated that he was involved in the Race by Race betting trade, an owner of a media institution and the representative of a sports equipment brand and hence was unsuitable to contest for a post at the SLC.

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage made a special statement in parliament recently with regard to this matter.

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However, sports fans share the following views with regard to the candidature of Thilanga Sumathipala.

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Cricket veterans point out that in such a backdrop Thilanga Sumathipala coming forward to contest at the SLC election is unethical.