In response to recent assertions by Pramodya Wickramasinghe, the Chief of Sri Lanka’s Cricket Selection Committee, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe has called for an inquiry by the Sports Ministry’s Special Investigation Unit for the Prevention of Sports Offenses. Wickramasinghe, in a recent media statement, claimed to possess information regarding match-fixing, illegal activities, and betting within Sri Lanka Cricket—offenses falling under the Prevention of Sports Offences Act 2019.
The Sports Ministry, recognizing the gravity of the allegations, emphasized the significance of the source being the Chief of Sri Lanka’s Cricket Selection Committee. The statement issued by the ministry highlighted the considerable public concern sparked by these revelations.
Acknowledging the seriousness of the situation, the Sports Minister has directed the Special Investigation Unit to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the claims, aiming to shed light on any potential wrongdoings within Sri Lanka Cricket.