Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) media coordinator Sampath Thusara, with the backing of former president Thilanga Sumathipala, is still working as a news presenter in one of the country’s leading TV channel, Cricket Age reliably learns.
Sampath, a loyal of Punchi Borella, was hired few months ago by SLC after the arrival of Shammi Silva led administration. Before his appointment at SLC, Sampath was actually working at Punchi Borella, looking after Sumathipala’s political campaign, as well as working as news presenter.
According to sources, even after joining SLC long time ago, Sampath is still continuing his previous commitments.
“Sampath is one of the main culprit in the radio rights scam, which has been mentioned in audit report as well” a SLC insider told Cricket Age.
In another fraudulent incident, Sampath recently went to Japan with the unethically sent Western Province team.
Sampath’s cunning act raises questions against SLC’s internal and government audit as well.
“Auditors are supposed to check and highlight these malpractices. It proves that they are also involved in these wrongdoings” the insider added further.