Former Sri Lanka cricketers Aravinda de Silva and Guy de Alwis have been appointed to the Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee along with Asoka Pathirage, a leading mobile owner by sports minister Gamini Lokuge.

The seven-member committee headed by former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga will expand to ten with these new appointments.

de Silva is already heading the cricket committee of Sri Lanka Cricket and is presently a consultant coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team for the World Cup in Malaysia starting later this month.

de Alwis was a former chairman of selectors and one-time coach of the Sri Lanka women's team.

It is assumed their appointments were pushed for by Ranatunga, who, since taking over the chairmanship of the interim committee last month, insisted that he would like more ex-players to be involved in cricket administration.

Interim committee: Arjuna Ranatunga, Kangadaran Mathivanan, Sujeewa Rajapaksa, Sidath Wettimuny, Premasara Epasinghe, Lalith Wickremasinghe, Dian Gomes, Aravinda de Silva, Guy de Alwis and Asoka Pathirage.

Cricket committee: Aravinda de Silva, Sidath Wettimuny, Hashan Tillakaratne, Ranjan Madugalle, Guy de Alwis, Michael Tissera, Roshan Mahanama and Graeme Labrooy.