On the wake of some recent appointments made by the former Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala Led administration, There are some interesting Facts Coming Out. Accordingly, Hashan Tillakaratne, who has been appointed as U19 Coach, will be paid almost double than the Sri Lanka A Team Coach Avishka Gunawardana!
Hashan Tillakaratne, former Sri Lanka Batsman, has been in the Sri Lanka Cricket Coaching Setup Since last one year.
Recently, durin the last few days of its tenure, Thilanga Sumathipala led administration has appointed him as the U19 Team Coach for the next two years, for a salary package of 5.50 Lakh Per Month.
Interestingly, Avishka Gunawardana, another former player, who played 61 ODIs and 8 tests for Sri Lanka, has emerged as one of the most innovative Coach in domestic circuit. A Forward Thinking Coach with No-Nonsense Approach, Avishka has come through the ranks and has had a great success so far.
In his 12 years Coaching Experience, Avishka has served as the Head Coach of Royal College, Head Coach of Sri Lanka’s most prestigious Cricket Club SSC For 8 years and was the Head Coach of 6 Provincial Tournaments. He has been serving as the head coach of Sri Lanka A Team since last two and half years and under his Supervision Players like Dhananjaya De Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella Emerged as world class players for Sri Lanka national team.
As the Head Coach of A Team, he has been getting paid a salary of 2.75 lakh per month. Ideally, the Salary of A Team Coach must be higher than Others, but it seems SLC Top Brass Thinks other way around.
Another Silent Hero of Sri Lanka Cricket Upul Chandana, who played 16 tests and 147 ODIs, has also been associated with U19 Team as fielding Coach since last seven years. In all those years, he has been getting a salary package of 2.50 Lakh, with no increment till date.