I will dissolve Sri Lanka Cricket, if it`s necessary says Minister

  • 23 Mar 2005 02:53:55 GMT

    This is the caliber of the ministers that Srilanka has. This is the nation`s fate. We can ask Chandrika to reshuffle the cabinet.

  • 23 Mar 2005 11:15:47 GMT

    I will support Arujuna has the Life President of the Sri Lanka Cricket.

    He made Sri Lanka proud.


  • 23 Mar 2005 13:28:14 GMT

    I am not very keen on reading the replies to this news item as the quality of publication has drained down to a personal, political and an unnecessary level.

    Personally,I do not know any of the guys whose names appear in this news item. But I think, Sumathipala is not a person to represent a country in any international event, going by media reports. It is obvious now that he has mishandled cricket board`s cash, by sending a mafia figure to watch the world cup at the board`s expense plus various other issues. Then there are reports about killings even at court complexes. His family business is betting..what more..A person like him must be kept away from any decent affair that matters to the country.

    Now, I do not know anything about the minister, haven`t seen any malicious reports affiliated to his name. His nomination may not be the appropriate one to represent Sri Lanka either,BUT.. most other people in Sri Lanka should be eligible ahead of Sumathipala.

  • 23 Mar 2005 14:02:51 GMT

    Chandingeth Chandiya..!!

    He must be thinking that this is a movie.

  • 23 Mar 2005 14:08:41 GMT

    Hi All,

    I agree with some of you about the current sports minister`s caliber (or the lack of any). But I think Sumathipala should not be given any post at the cricket board or any govt. body. He is a thug, has cases pending and a bookmaker. He is on a personal agenda and on an ego trip. He thinks that the cricket board is his property. The guy`s behaviour resembles more like that of a thug.

    The only service the minister did in his tenure has been this act, Not sending Sumathipala. Otherwise Jeevan was an utter failure, but well done minister. Cricket board (or perhaps I should say the ICC) has no place for thugs like Sumathipala.

  • 23 Mar 2005 16:55:35 GMT

    Person like Thilanga Sumathipala should not be sent to represent the country. Actually he should be banned to contest the Cricket Board in future and should be stripped current portfolios he handle at present. Being a bookmaker he brings only disgrace to the country. He is mere thug, who closely associated underworld king pins.

    Jeevan, What ever said and done, all Sri Lankans living abroad are with you.

  • 23 Mar 2005 19:06:24 GMT

    Thilaga has proved that he is a good administrator for cricket . Arjuna can be a good administrator in the years to come . As he had showed in the field he would be a good leader for SLC one day .

    As it had happened in the past the committed people in Sri Lanka are not allowed to continue to serve. There are some strange forces to drag from their leg and to create a big mess. As a result the country has been going back-wards over the years in all aspects.

    God bless Sri Lanka Cricket !

  • 23 Mar 2005 19:31:59 GMT

    Why cannot they appoint Ana Punchihewa? He was the best SL Cricket ever had. He is the one who brought in Whatmore. It was at his time we won the world cup. Of course, Ana is not a politician, nor is he a thug. He is a decent gentleman. I reckon that is his only disqualification. Going by what is happening now, you need to be a politician or a thug to be considered for the SL Cricket board. Any comments folks?

  • 23 Mar 2005 19:36:18 GMT

    With all those allegations and court cases against Sumathipala he should have resigned along time ago! In Britain, when the Home Secretary David Blunkett was exposed of having fast tracked a visa to get a nanny down to look after his child - HE RESIGNED!And Sumathipala, with allegations of murder, bribery and other horrendous activities placed against him continue to throne the board of the only sport Sri Lanka is great at! This is indeed shameful and disturbing. Aren`t these people the slightest bit embarrased?

    As for Jeevan, does he think that Sri Lanka cricket is come charitable service?! For any country to come up in any sport with world class standards you need to employ world class personnel! And world class personnel, who have spent alot of their time and money on training themselves and educating themselves, whether in Sri Lanka or abroad, in mastering the running of such an administration and such a sport are not going to waste their time giving a free service! Sri Lanka cricket is NOT a charity! And it should not be! We need people who are committed to cricket and Sri Lanka, and who are very good! And we need to pay these people to get the best out of them! People can`t live on their charitable deeds alone. In the `real` world, we need to earn money to live, and if we are good at something, we need to get paid well for it, so that we can live better.

  • 23 Mar 2005 21:06:50 GMT

    This reply is directly aimed at Asithajayaweera, Being a thug and a book maker how can Thilanga be a good administrator. OK, now I know what you mean. He has proved that he is a good administrator, while working in Sri Lanka Telecom as a chairman. Do you know how he proved it?, he himself has awarded Directory Printing contract to his own Sumathi Printers and again spent nearly few Billion Smackers to update the Billing system in Sri Lanka Telecom. Thanks to Thilanga, Still SLT is struggling to print their monthly bill in time!!, So called good administrator!!!