21 May 2015
The committee appointed to probe shocking allegations of the Sri Lanka women’s team management and national selectors seeking sexual bribes from players, today submitted its report to the Minister of Sports.
The Committee Report of the three-member committee, headed by Retired Supreme Court Judge Nimal Dissanayake, was handed over to Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake, the ministry said in a statement.
Mrs. Tharangani Keenawinna Dissanayake, Public Trustee (Committee member), Mr. S. Aloka Bandara Director of Combined Services Ministry of Public Administration (Committee Member), M.I.M Rafeek Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Saman Bandara Additional Secretary of the Ministry were also present at the occasion.
The sex scandal had rocked Sri Lankan cricket after media reports last year revealed that women players allegedly complained of demands from certain selectors to be ‘satisfied’ if they wanted a spot on the team.
In November 2014, then Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had instructed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to appoint an investigative committee to probe the shocking allegations.