Off The Field

Former SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala fools people amid Coronavirus pandemic

Written by N Krishnamurthy

While the Entire world is getting united to fight with deadly Coronavirus, former Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala is still shamelessly trying to fool people by spreading ‘half backed’ promises.

As the number of Coronavirus cases in the country has touched 100 mark, the government has imposed curfew in the country. As a result, in last 24 hours, Sri Lanka has not registered a single new case!

Sumathipala, meanwhile, still seems in election mode!

On Thursday, Sumathipala’s so called media unit circulated a post saying that to help poor people the former cricket board president has organised a system with 220 temples, So the monks at those temples will do the needful!

However, the post couldn’t mention specifically, how Sumathipala’s so called initiative will help poor people?

“Sumathipala is famous for this sort of dramas. Instead of doing something meaningful, it seems he is trying to grab attention, when the entire country is fighting against the deadly virus” a former close associate of Sumathipala told Cricket Age.

It is noteworthy that Sumathipala, who has been banned by International Cricket Council (ICC) for match fixing, is contesting the forthcoming general election from the Moratuwa. Earlier this week, SLC announced to donate 25 million LKR to Mahinda Rajapaksa government. Sumathipala, who still claims to keep SLC in his pocket, is saying that under his influence, the board agreed to donate the money!



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