Oct 16, 2019

Sports Ministry official’s scam Featured

Sri Lanka Mirror learns about a scam by a Sports Ministry Official who had used his position to engage in all foreign tours and claim the allowance.

This official had served as the main coach for bodybuilding for many years during his service at the Sports Ministry and had joined every foreign tour obtaining the dollar allowance paid by the ministry.

He had also used his position to grant the contract to a company in Mount Lavinia to import equipment related to the sport to the value of around Rs. 15 million. This company belonging to a friend of this official is said to be registered with the Sports Ministry only as and when required.

These equipment was imported for district training centers.  

It is also reported that this official is clever in hoodwinking the Sports Ministers and having his way and even the current Sports Minister Harin Fernando has been hoodwinked and is under the spell of this fraudulent official, it is reported.