Jun 08, 2018

Reason why Mahinda refused Thilanga SLC chairmanship!

Provincial Councillor Niroshan Padukka posting on his FB page has said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had told him why he did not appoint Thilanga Sumathipala to the Sri Lanka Cricket main seat.

A loose translation of his FB post is as follows :

“A floral tribute to former President;

I met the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at an alms giving last month and we spoke on various issues including cricket.

During the previous government, Rajapaksa had not appointed Thilanga Sumathipala as the SLC Chairmanship. When a family member had questioned the former President as to why he was being unfair to Thilanga, the

president had said he was not being unfair to him but, rather he was being fair to the country and the cricket fans of the country.

 Even though Rajapaksa and I are on opposite political camps, I respect that decision he took for the benefit of cricket.

I place this post mainly for the notice of the current President and Sports Minister.

 Niroshan Padukka.”


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