Hashan Tillakaratne Threaten SLC Employee, To Face Inquiry

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Hashan Tillakaratne, former player and U19 Team Coach, involved in a big fight with one of the employee of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) on Friday, Cricket Age reliably learns. The employee has made a written complaint against Hashan at the SLC and the board CEO Ashley De Silva is likely to set up an inquiry next week.

In May this year, Hashan was appointed as Sri Lanka’s U19 Coach without following any procedure. in his first assignment itself as a Coach, he failed miserably as touring India U19 Team defeated Sri Lanka in both the Series.

According to sources, Hashan wanted an analyst for the U19 team and he requested for the same to SLC Head Of Cricket Operations Asanka Gurusinha. However, Asanka didn’t approve his request.

Got angered by this, Hashan, on Friday, went to SLC brain centre at SLC shouting at Gurusinha.

“Issue was with Gurusinha. Apparently, Gurusinha has not approved some analyst that Hashan has requested for. So, Hashan went there shouting at Gurusinha. Because Gurusinha wasn’t there, Sampath Hettiarachchi had got caught to the mess and Hashan has threatened him” a top SLC Official told Cricket Age.

Shocked by the sudden outburst from Hashan, Sampath went to SLC and made a written complaint. SLC CEO Ashley De Silva is expected to set up an inquiry over the incident by next week.

On 29th August, Hashan, along with his wife Apsari Tillakaratne, went to former SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala’s annual Sumathi Teledrama Award Ceremony, even though they were not invited. According to sources, Both Hashan and Apsari have made it a habit to go behind everyone for their benefits.

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