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Sumathipala Hits New Low, Tries To Malign Arjuna Ranatunga With Unauthentic Stuff!

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Thilanga Sumathipala, former president of Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has lately become a joke of the town due to many of his laughable antics. Few months ago, he accused Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda De Silva for match fixing forgetting the fact that he himself is involved in his family betting business!

Then, few days ago, he accused country’s Sports Minister for ruining the cricket forgetting the fact that his two years tenure at SLC is responsible for the sorry status of Sri Lanka Cricket!

He has been thrown out from the SLC on May 31st, as he was trying to manipulate election committee itself!

Though, Sumathipala, on Wednesday, hit a new low, as he deliberately circulated inappropriate story link about former world cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga within all SLC groups. Without realizing the seriousness of the issue, Sumathipala stoop so low that he didn’t bother to double check the authenticity of the story!

There is a campaign gathering momentum in India called ‘MeToo’, where women’s from different fields have started to accuse their male counterparts with harassment allegations. Though, some case are true, especially in case of Bollywood, many stories have been circulated just for the cheap publicity!

However, Sumathipala has forgotten all that! Discarded by everywhere – from cricket to politics – he decided to malign world cup winning captain, without double checking the facts!


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