'ravinda to quit in disgust

  • 5 May 2005 12:26:41 GMT

    All past cricketers when they are done end up with lucrative employment with Sri Lanka Cricket. Most of the monies that SLC gets from TV deals are wasted on these former players. They align with any President who looks after them and in turn the President gets the legitimacy in the eyes of the public to run the Board. Hopefully this practice will end soon.

    We need fresh people with genuine concern for cricket to manage SLC.

  • 5 May 2005 13:11:54 GMT


    Keep the two shadows apart. Aravinda the Cricketer and Aravinda the business Rogue.

    Your honorary service is nothing but another story of JP the Kasippu den runner. We have no time to waste on a run of the mill Jeevan but your collegue Thilanga the HORSE DEAL Bookey runner is yet another Kasippu Mudalali which you are at great pains to cover up.

    After all Cricket for Sri Lankan pauper is the exact Opium for Drug addict.

  • 5 May 2005 14:40:14 GMT

    Dear Aravinda,

    It is true that you and Arjuna played a great role in Srilankan cricket. Both of you while bringing honour to your motherland also looked after yourselves. One became an MP while the other one of the richest buisnessmen in Sri Lanka. In other countries cricketers are not considered demy Gods like we do in Sri Lanka. See what happened to the famous cricketer your freind in Pakistan. He could not even get a seat for himself in Parliament.

    I think it is a good idea for you to give up your interest in cricket and have a useful time with your family abroad.

  • 5 May 2005 16:19:06 GMT


    No one is indispesiable in this world. You were a good cricketer and brought reputation to the country while you bring money for yourself. We need people who realy love our nation and sacrify their time and money for needy people. You know very well that you are not in that catogary. As such better to spend your time with your family letting others to do a good job.

  • 5 May 2005 17:08:00 GMT

    Whenever you make an icon out of a moron, the outcome would invariably be unsavoury.

  • 5 May 2005 21:12:26 GMT

    No doubt, Aravinda is one of the best cricketers Sri Lanka produced.

  • 6 May 2005 05:22:21 GMT

    hey aravinda,

    you`ve done a great service to sri lankan cricket...

    but the biggest mistake you made to sri lankan cricket was giving the captaincy to Hashan instead of Marvan.

    true, he is your college and club mate....but the windies and aussie tours were disasters...

    its time you steped dpwn along with your gangster friend thilanga...

    sri lanka cricket would be better off without you two now

  • 6 May 2005 12:01:04 GMT

    Aravinda was a great cricketer. He & Arjuna contributed to Sri Lanka cricket like no other player has ever done before.

    True, he made some mistakes after leaving cricket by joining Thilanga and appointing hashan as the captain. But he still can contribute immensly to the Sri Lanka cricket.

    Coming from a wealthy family , inheriting a huge wealth and being the businessmen he is , I do not beleive he wanted to rob the cricket board.

    Why don`t we talk more of Thilanga and the currupt politicians. True people are jealous of Aravinda too for his success and wealth.

  • 6 May 2005 12:54:21 GMT


    Its not ethical to talk about someones history - the family riches and so on. But you have raised the issue now that we are compelled to write one simple line. Would you tell us what kind of riches you imagine of this rogue. Did he or did he not fixed matches, violated custom regulations and Mano Shans his partner so on and so forth... is not beyond resonable doubt and Sam Silva`s riches please write for us to know.

  • 6 May 2005 17:10:56 GMT

    ARAVINDA !!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for your services to cricket.

    But, there comes a time that you have to quit and that time is now.

    Take a long vacation.