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SLC to get new trainer & physio for national cricket team

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Sri Lanka Cricket ( SLC) is expected to get new trainer and physiotherapist for the National team to focus on next year National team assignments. 

SLC Chief Executive officer Ashley de Silva has confirmed National team Trainer Grant Ludan and Physiotherapist Chris Clarke have already resigned form their respective posts after recently concluded ICC world cup cricket tournament held in India.

Both of them had to complete two year contract period which has to conclude next January but both of them handed over their resignation due to personal reasons.

The CEO also said before completing contract period they have gone and SLC is looking to get new Trainer and Physiotherapist for the National team.We wanted to call interview and select suitable persons for the vacated posts but we have not decided they are either foreign or the local supporting staff members.This has to be decided after discussion with Exco committee.

After the disappointed performance of National team at the recent World Cup SLC have not decided what are the changes for the National team .There is a rumour about changing selection committee and supporting staff members but it has not yet been finalised.

Meanwhile the High Performance Head Tim McCaskill from Australia and Foreign supporting staff members with the National team were highly criticized after the World Cup and an argument between Local coaches and foreign coaches who work with National team took place at the R.Premadasa stadium MAX Academy and after this argument the two coaches decided to resign from their posts.

However Anton Roux from South Africa fielding coach and head coach Chris Silverwood will continue while Assistant coach Naveed Nawaz, spin coach Piyal Wijetunga ,fast bowling coach Dharshana Gamage are still with the National team.

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Non-academic university staff to launch 2-day token strike

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The non-academic staff members of state universities have decided to go on a two-day token strike over several demands including a salary hike.

Accordingly, the strike will be held tomorrow (Feb.28) and the day after (Feb.29), University Trade Union Joint Committee’s Dhammika Priyantha said.

The committee had also warned to resort to a continuous TU action if authorities fail to address their issues within a week.

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Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

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Anuradhapura District’s SLPP MP Uddika Premarathne has handed over his letter of resignation as a Member of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has confirmed.

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Govt. donates Ifthar funds to Children of Gaza Fund

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The Cabinet has approved the proposal by President Wickremesinghe to create a “Children of Gaza Fund” in aid of Gaza violence victims. 

All Ministries & Government Institutions directed to forego Ifthar celebrations & contribute to this fund. 

The Government’s donation of US $1 million will be distributed through official UN agencies to aid affected children with citizen contributions encouraged.

The Presidential Secretariat urges donations from citizens for the “Children of Gaza Fund” during the month of Ramadan to account number 7040016 at Bank of Ceylon (7010), Taprobane Branch (747) by 11th April & deposit receipt to be forwarded to 0779730396 via WhatsApp, the PMD adds.

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