Harin Fernando, the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, had a two hour long discussion with senior players Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Thisara Perera on Saturday. Amidst tension between the seniors, Harin discussed everything with them and tried to iron out differences among them.
Few days ago, Thisara Perera had written a letter to SLC CEO Ashley De Silva, accusing Lasith Malinga’s wife for tarnishing his image through a campaign against him on social media.
After that, Harin had gone to Australia as well, that too on his own expenses, to solve the crisis within the team.
Moreover, he had a separate conversation with Malinga and Mathews earlier as well. However, this is the first time that he met all four seniors together.
Sri Lanka’s next assignment is against South Africa, where team will play two tests, five ODIs and three t20Is.