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Golf course planned in Chilaw to boost tourism hub

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Sri Lanka is planning a golf course in Chilaw as part of an overall strategy to develop a tourism hub in the Chilaw-Iranawila area, Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardana announced.

“Iranawila and Chilaw will be developed as a tourism hub,” Gunawardana said on Thursday. “A golf course is also planned for Chilaw.”

Sri Lanka already boasts several golf courses in Colombo, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya. With five 18-hole golf courses and several 9-hole courses, the country is currently promoting itself as a destination for golf tourism.

In addition to the golf course, a connecting road will be built between Chilaw and Bingiriya, where an export zone is being expanded, according to Minister Gunawardana.

The development of the Chilaw-Iranawila tourism hub will be overseen by a task force charged with the integrated development plan for Bingiriya.

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LPL terminates Dambulla Thunders franchise with immediate effect

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The Lanka Premier League (LPL) announces the termination of the Dambulla Thunders franchise, effective immediately. 

This decision follows recent developments concerning the franchise’s ownership and the legal issues faced by Tamim Rahman, Founder of Imperial Sports Group.
While the specifics of the charges against Mr. Rahman remain unclear, the integrity and smooth functioning of the Lanka Premier League are of utmost importance. This termination aims to uphold the values and reputation of the LPL, ensuring that all participants adhere to the highest standards of conduct and sportsmanship.

The LPL management is working diligently to address the consequences of this termination and to ensure minimal disruption to the upcoming season.

The LPL remains committed to delivering an exciting and competitive tournament and will take all necessary steps to maintain the league’s integrity and success.

“We are committed to the highest standards of transparency and professionalism and will continue to support all our teams, players, and fans during this transition.” LPL rights holder IPG group chairman Anil Mohan said.

(srilankacricket.lk)

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Dambulla Thunders team owner remanded (Update)

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The owner of Lanka Premier League (LPL) Franchise, Dambulla Thunders, Tamim Rahman has been remanded after being arrested at the Katunayake Airport today.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has remanded the British citizen of Bangladesh origin, until May 31.


(Previous News on 22nd May, 2024 at 04:48pm)

Dambulla Thunders team owner arrested

A Bangladeshi national with British citizenship, who is also a team owner of the Dambulla Thunders in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), was arrested today at Bandaranaike International Airport.

The arrest was made by the Special Investigation Unit for the Prevention of Offenses Relating to Sports at the Sports Ministry, over allegations of match-fixing.

However, the exact charges against the LPL team owner are not yet clear whether it’s related to LPL or any other tournament.

The International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption team was present at the Lanka Premier League auction held in Colombo yesterday.

The arrested LPL team owner is expected to be produced before a magistrate’s court today.

(NewsWire)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by NewsWire has not been edited by SLM staff)

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