Investigation on allegations over World Cup halted

The investigation on allegations of match-fixing during the final of the 2011 World Cup has been halted.

The probe by the Special Investigation Unit of the Sports Ministry was halted as there was no evidence to back the allegations.

A report on investigations conducted so far is to be handed over to the Sports Ministry.

The investigations unit said it will not summon anymore cricketers as the probe has been halted.

The Ministry of Sports launched an investigation, after former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage revealed in June that the 2011 World Cup final between Sri Lanka and India was fixed.

Cricketers including Aravinda de Silva, Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara were summoned and inquired in this regard.

The Special Investigation Unit summoned former cricketer Mahela Jayawardena today, but decided this morning to allocate a later date to record his statement.

The summoning of cricketers has caused an uproar among the public. (Colombo Gazette)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting that these allegations were made regarding a match in which two of the most ethical and patriotic Sri Lankan’s were key players, and whose reputations and conduct have always been beyond reproach i.e. Sangakkara and Mahela.

    The upcoming election would be an excellent opportunity for voters to give this man of no-repute Aluthgamaghe, their verdict on his attempt to destroy the reputations of two very fine men.

    • @ Gabriella
      Sangakkara and Mahela are much loved and highly respected not only for their successful athleticism and sports career but also for their moral values. Two highly principled individuals and remarkable humans who are unifying forces for this country which we lack so very much.
      Sangakkara has been somewhat more vocal about what ails SriLanka (though in less direct manner) but possibly the likes of Aluthgamage on the other end of the moral spectrum would have felt that a shade was thrown their way.

  2. He is proved a liar. First he said he gave 24 reasons , Police say only 14. So every word he has uttered with this regard is false

  3. Every voter in the Kandy District should vote against this guy who insulted the most reputed and recognized people in this country by making false allegations . He is contesting from Sanga’s Home town. Please don’t return him to Parliament

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