Harin Fernando, Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister, said on wednesday that the new anti-corruption laws in Sri Lanka will be presented to the Parliament in March..
In a press conference at sports ministry, Harin introduced ICC anti corruption unit coordinator Steve Richardson. In the presence of his secretary Chulananda Perera, legal advisor Panduka Keerthinanda and SLC CEO Ashley De Silva, Harin stated that Steve will be available in Sri Lanka from 16 to 31st January.
” The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit’s coordinator of investigations Steve Richardson is here in Sri Lanka for two weeks. Anyone with information regarding to cricket corruption can submit those to his temporary office during the period” said Harin during the media interaction.
Harin Fernando urged all SLC contracted players, employees, coaches and stakeholders to come clean in the coming two weeks if they had been approached, knew of or were involved in any form of corruption.
“This game, we all love, belongs to the cricketers who sweat it out day in day out, not to the officials at the board. They have named Sri Lanka as the most corrupt country playing cricket in the world, I felt really sad when ICC revealed those corruptions details. We need to clean this mess and reclaim our lost glory.” Minister Fernando said on Wednesday at the Sports Ministry Auditorium. “The new anti-corruption laws in Sri Lanka will be presented to the Parliament in March. Then once it’s passed, we can start punishing the corrupt individuals with a five-year jail sentence. “