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Amend Sports Act: Arjuna

 

DNA MP Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday emphasized in Parliament the need to amend the Sports Act so that stringent action could be taken against officials involved in corruption and fraud in the sector.

Amend Sports Act: Arjuna
DNA MP Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday emphasized in Parliament the need to amend the Sports Act so that stringent action could be taken against officials involved in corruption and fraud in the sector. During the debate on the vote on the Sports Ministry, MP Ranatunga said Sri Lanka was plagued with corruption and fraud on an unprecedented scale.
 
Mr. Ranatunga who captained the World Cup winning Sri Lankan Cricket team in 1996, requested Sports Minister C.B. Ratnayake to rid the sports sector from rampant corruption.While pleading his support for such a worthy cause, he asked the Minister to take appropriate action against certain officials responsible for financial scandals in Sri Lanka Cricket.
 
The DNA MP said Mr. Ratnayake appeared to be a Minister keenly interested in ridding the sports sector from corruption.“We are in the Opposition. Yet, we want to improve the sports sector. We are ready to support you in your struggle to root our corruption,” he told the Minister.He said even Teak trees planted around the R. Premadasa Stadium had been cut down illegally.“ In fact, it was President Premadasa who built the infrastructure for us to play day‐ night matches,’ he said adding that Minister S.B. Dissanayake too rendered a great service to the sports sector.“I still recall how you gave housing facilities to cricketers from rural areas,” he said.
 
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