Jayantha Dharmadasa, the stalwart and former president of Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC), is most likely to be elected as the next president of the board after Mohan De Silva on Wednesday was barred from contesting for the top post.
In one on the most important development just before a day of Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) election the Appeal Court on Wednesday said on its decision that Mohan De Silva can’t contest for the presidential post.
After the verdict, Now only Shammi Silva has remained presidential candidate from Thilanga Sumathipala side. In this scenario, as Shammi Silva is notorious and unpopular within Sumathipala camp even, Jayantha Dharmadasa has emerged as the most likeliest candidate to take over as SLC President.
On February 8, just two weeks prior to SLC election, the Appeal Committee had delivered a death blow to Mohan De Silva and Ravin Wickramaratne by ruling that they are ineligible to contest the 2019 SLC election.
The decision had been taken considering an appeal which questions the eligibility of the said duo to contest, as both of them were in the SLC Executive Committee which was dissolved in March 2005 by the then Sports Minister, Jeewan Kumaratunga by issuing a Gazette notification, citing several financial irregularities and appointing an interim committee to the SLC.
Both Mohan De Silva and Ravin Wickramaratne had gone to the court against the decision, seeking the withdrawal of their suspension and allow them to contest the election.
The much awaited election to be held tomorrow at 10 A.M. at the Duncan White Auditorium of the ministry of Sports.