Jun 29, 2018

SLC Ex-Co showered grants to covet votes!

The Executive committee during the Thilanga Sumathipala led administration at Sri Lanka Cricket has approved the disbursement of a grant of Rs. 500,000/- each to several sports clubs.

The Nomads Sports Club, Kollupitiya Sports Club and Peterson Sports Club have been given grants in this manner through the Western Province Cricket Association.

The purpose has been cited as 'cricket development and participation in the Governor's and Division III tournaments.

It has been further noted that the said grants should be disbursed subject to statutory compliance.

Light has been shed as to why these three clubs have been handpicked despite the existence of around 200 such teams playing for Division III tournaments.

The former administration had bestowed favours in this manner to covet the votes of these three clubs, which hold two votes each.