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Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:49
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UpaliD DhammikaR 410px 14 09 15Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage is to engage in a discussion with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa and Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, who have caused the prevailing administrative crisis within SLC.

The discussion is to be held tomorrow (Sept 15) at Ministry of Sports.

However, if the two were unable to solve the issues in the course of the discussion the Sports Minister intends to appoint an interim committee to SLC once again, reports say.

Accordingly, it is reported that the current SLC Chairman Jayantha's brother Upali Dharmadasa is to be appointed as the Chairman of the interim committee, while the position of Secretary is to be given to Nishantha's elder brother Dammika Ranatunga.

It is a well-known secret that Jayantha holds no control over Upali and that he is a close associate of Nishantha.

In the recent past Nishantha had planned to replace Jayantha with Upali.

Similarly, appointing Dammika to the post of Secretary in a backdrop where Nishantha quits had been a plan set up by Nishantha and Sports Minister.

The cricket critiques are of the opinion that Dammika was appointed to the three-member committee to inquire the eligibility of the sportsmen participating in Asian Games as a rehearsal to their plan.

Who is Dammika?

Dammika has previously served SLC as the CEO.

However, his service was terminated by Tilanga Sumathipala, who was appointed as the Chairman of SLC following an election.

Dammika had filed a case against the particular action. During the on going trial administration under the Tilanga was dissolved and an interim committee chaired by Arjuna Ranatunga was appointed.

The interim committee provided Dammika with a compensation. Therefore it is problematic whether an individual who obtained compensation from SLC could be appointed to a position at SLC.

Ranatungas do not support Rajapaksas

Meanwhile, it is rumored that Nishantha has publicly warned that if the SLC administration was carried out without the involvement of Ranatungas , the support of Ranatunga family will not be extended to Rajapaksa family in upcoming elections.

(Mirror Games)

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:49