Sanath Jayasuriya To Lead Investigation Into Sri Lanka Cricket Sex Scandal

Former Sri Lankan skipper and chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been appointed by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to lead investigations and submit a report into the allegations on sex scandal involving selectors of the Sri Lanka women’s cricket team.

Local media widely alleged that some members of the selection committee for the Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team have allegedly taken sexual bribes in exchange for positions in the National Women’s Cricket squad.

“Deputy Minister Jayasuriya will submit a full report pertaining to his inquiry next  Wednesday”, Minister Aluthgamage said while adding that he would take immediate action against the responsible parties in the alleged sex scandal involving the Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team.

SLC Vice President Mohan de Silva, Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and Assistant Secretary Hirantha Perera are the other members of the inquiry panel.

Minister Aluthgamage has firmly asserted that even though all the officials in the selection committee are also executive officers of the Sri Lanka Cricket board, a genuine inquiry will be conducted into the matter and the responsible parties will be removed from the SLC with immediate effect.

“We will take legal measure and file sexual harrasement charges against the responsible parties;  that is the best I can do regarding this matter”, Minister Aluthgamage has told BBC Sandeshaya.

Meanwhile, speaking to the same news service, Chairman of the Women’s Selection Committee Jayantha Amarasinghe flatly denied charges that have been leveled against his members. He added that all such claims of sexual harassment are baseless accusations and that no such incident has been reported to him so far.

The committee, according to media reports, will conduct their inquiry on Thursday and will summon National selectors, Team Officials including national team Manager and Coach and also all members of the national squad to give evidence.

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