Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Harin Fernando on Thursday included in the national list of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), a new political outfit under the leadership of Sajith Premadasa.
“He has been given a big responsibility – the lead the alliance campaign. He will be overseeing marketing, entire campaign of the alliance. Thus, he is not contesting but has been included in the national list” a close associate of Harin told Cricket Age.
Probably the most popular and proactive Sports Minister in Sri Lanka history, Harin made an everlasting impact in his short tenure and will be remembered for taking courageous decisions like banning match fixing accused former Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala, establishing ICC Anti-corruption unit in Colombo!
Also, his decision to allow selectors to appoint Dimuth Karunaratne has done wonders for Sri Lanka, as now team is consistently winning matches under his inspirational leadership.