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SLC Media Manager Prasanna Rodrigo Suspended For Abusive Behavior

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Prasanna Rodrigo, the incompetent Media Manager of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been suspended with immediate effect for misbehaving with one of his senior at Maitland Place, Cricket Age reliably learns.

The decision was taken following an inquiry by the board CEO Ashley De Silva on Monday.

According to sources, few days ago Prasanna had a big argument with board Head of Marketing (HOM) Upul Bandara over an internal matter. During the heated argument, Prasanna used abusive language against HOM, that too in the presence of Ashley De Silva!

“He (Prasanna) is a swollen headed guy with a big ego. It’s a professional place, where every employee works for the betterment of the game. By suspending him, we have given a clear message that this sort of attitude won’t be tolerated” a top SLC Official told Cricket Age.

More seriously, it is not the first time that Prasanna has involved in a controversy. According to sources, he was becoming a stumbling block for his juniors in media department and never allowed them to work freely.

“The board has two media assistants – Chamila and Sampath. We were receiveing many complaints that Prasanna was not allowing them to write anything” the top SLC Official added.

In addition, there were many complaints from the media groups also over his unprofessional conduct.

“As a media manager also, Prasanna was pathetic. We were receiving many complaints that he used to send one media release at least 2-3 times with corrections again and again, that always brought confusion in understanding the content” the top official added further.

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