Inside Story

Sri Lanka Cricket Issues notice to acting HOF Kamalika Jayasekera

Written by N Krishnamurthy

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has Issued a notice to the acting Head of Finance (HOF) Kamalika Jayasekera asking explanation for an act of insubordination over an instruction, given by the vice president Ravin Wickramrathne, Cricket Age reliably learns.

The notice was issued, following an act of insubordination by Kamalika in releasing the one lakh rupee cheque to the family of First Class women’s cricketer Poojani Liyanage (33), who died on June 15 in an accident occurred in Katupotha, Kurunegala.

Although Liyanage had not represented Sri Lanka for any format of the game, she was in and out of the Sri Lanka national women’s cricket team squad. A handy leg spinner, she was a veteran in the domestic cricket circuit and the provincial women’s cricket tournament.

According to sources, after the tragic incident, Ravin Wickramarathne, on humanitarian ground, on the behalf of SLC, immediately announced monetary compensation of Rs. one lakh for the cricketer’s family.

However, Kamalika, as HOF, replied that it would take some time to proceed!

“The board has issued a notice to her asking for the explanation within one week” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.

A former accountant of Green Lanka Shipping LTD, Kamalika was recently promoted as acting HOF!


About the author

N Krishnamurthy