Sports Minister reveals SLC corruption exposed by resigned secretary
Posted on November 26th, 2023


Kandy, Nov 26 (Daily Mirror) – Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe said the recently resigned Sri Lanka Cricket Board Secretary Mohan de Silva contacted him from Australia, exposing corruption within the SLC.

“Mohan de Silva called me from Australia revealing his attempts to steer the SLC in the right direction. Witnessing a lack of proper action, he highlighted widespread theft under the guise of investments that took place within the SLC, leading to his resignation,” he said during a visit to Kandy to meet the Maha Nayaka Theras of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters.

Expressing his commitment to oust corrupt officials, the Minister said he was planning for a proactive approach over the past year.

“I appointed an Interim Committee to identify corrupt officials at SLC. This committee’s appointment is not permanent,” he said.

However, the Minister added that regardless of his efforts, the corrupt individuals may tend to regain power eventually. 

Pointing out the influence of district associations, particularly addressing the Kandy Association, the Minister challenged them to undergo an audit. 

He said those associations should be dissolved due to prevalent issues.

Highlighting the need for cricket-loving individuals to take charge, the Minister proposed committee appointments from among such people, followed by board elections to prevent the emergence of corrupt individuals.

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