Statement recorded from Aluthgamage on match-fixing claims

A statement was recorded from former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today over match-fixing allegations.

A special investigations team visited his Nawalapitiya office to record the statement.

The Sports Ministry had earlier launched an investigation into match fixing allegations made by Aluthgamage.

Aluthgamage claimed that the 2011 World Cup final between Sri Lanka and India was fixed.

He alleged that Sri Lanka should have won the final.

However, he said that the game was fixed resulting in India coming out victorious.

Former captain Kumar Sangakkara, who captained the team at the time, had later tweeted saying Aluthgamage must present his evidence to the International Cricket Council to be investigated.

In the 2011 World Cup final Sri Lanka scored 274/6 after batting first and India replied with 277/4.

Mahela Jayawardena scored 103 runs in that game for Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Was he playing Carrom as Minister of Sports from 2011 to 2015 , without going through inquiry process,? but coming out insulting Cricketers. The Youth of the country must teach him a lesson at the elections by not returning him from Sanga’s hometown. Entire country will want him to lose

  2. This loud mouthed one who exposes his ignorance all the time makes such statements without proof, This is one like his Top Ten!

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