June 16, 2001

Warnakulasuriya hands over report after funds probe

Rex Clementine Fernando

Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, the chairman of the probe committee appointed to look into the alleged mismanagement of funds at the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, handed over his initial report to the Minister of Sports, Lakshman Kiriella, yesterday.

Warnakulasuriya and four others were appointed by the Minister of Sports to look into the alleged mismanagement of funds from the day the previous interim committee ceased its function to the date the present interim committee was appointed.

Priyantha Algama, a member of the probe committee, told CricInfo that his committee had looked into the alleged mismanagement of funds in building the Dambulla International cricket stadium in particular.

However, Thilanga Sumathipala, the ousted president of the BCCSL, has said he will not co-operate with the committee as he has no confidence in the members appointed to the committee.

The report is expected to be published by the 21st of this month.

The committe is expected to hand over its second report on the 31st of August and the final report on the 31st of December.