Sri Lanka’s Former Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, who resigned from the government last week, says FCID ( Financial Crimes Investigation Division) is illegal. he also came in support of Mahindananda Aluthgamage and said he is innocent in Carrom board fraud case.
Aluthgamage, a close aide of Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksha, was arrested by the FCID on Monday on charges of misappropriating government fund to buy Sports goods, Carrom and Checker-Boards Worth LKR 39 Million, during his time as Sports Minister four years ago.
Dayasiri, a SLFP Parliamentarian, was the main architect behind the No Confidence Saga against the country’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe few days ago. Right from the Rajapakshe party’s grand victory in the local elections in February, Dayasiri was trying to topple Wickramsinghe.
As a Sports Minister, he was notorious for a heated argument with Sri Lanka iconic fast bowler Lasith Malinga. Malinga hasn’t played for Sri Lanka in any format since fallout with Dayasiri in August last year.