Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) says investigations have found that there was no ‘sex scandal’ at the cricket board head office.
The five (05) member Disciplinary Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket appointed to inquire into the supposed incident, comprised of the following,
– Mr. Palitha Kumarasinghe – President’s Counsel
– Mr. Dinal Philips – President’s Counsel
– Mr. Hariguptha Rohanadheera – Attorney-at-Law/Executive Committee member of Sri Lanka Cricket
– Mr. Cammilus Abeygunawardena – Rtd. DIG, Sri Lanka Police/Executive Committee member of Sri Lanka Cricket
– Mr. Lucian Merinage – Former Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Cricket
Extracts, of the report submitted by the Committee subsequent to the execution of a thorough formal investigation has firmly established that no such act of any nature had occurred at the Sri Lanka Cricket Head Office, SLC said in a statement.
SLC said the report states that there is not a shred of evidence to remotely suggest that any such conduct or incident had taken place at SLC. It further states that it is apparent that the alleged incident is entirely fabricated by malicious third parties to bring disrepute to SLC and its employees.
“In conclusion the Disciplinary Committee states that there is no proof of any misconduct on the part of any employee of SLC be it sexual in nature or otherwise; as such all publications pertaining to the alleged ‘sex scandal’ are absolutely false, unfounded and fabricated with malicious intent,” the cricket board said.
Sri Lanka Cricket also said that it will be taking necessary measures to counter the baseless allegations given undue publicity by the media in this connection and that it does not endorse acts of this nature by any party as it is damaging to the image of the institution and its employees, painting an incorrect picture to fans, stakeholders and patrons of Sri Lanka Cricket, with the sole purpose of bringing disrepute to the organization and its staff.