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Media Manager Prasanna Rodrigo returns to SLC

Written by Sumit Seth

Prasanna Rodrigo, the incompetent Media Manager of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has returned to Maitland Place after facing an inquiry over abusive behavior with one of the senior official, Cricket Age reliably learns.

In June this year, Prasanna was suspended following a heated argument with board’s Head of Marketing (HOM) Upul Bandara over an internal matter. During the heated argument, Prasanna was accused of using abusive language against HOM, that too in the presence of CEO Ashley De Silva.

“He has been reinstated after the completion of the inquiry. He has been given a stern warning to not repeat the mistake again” a top SLC official told Cricket Age. 

A swollen headed guy with a big ego, Prasanna is notorious for rude behavior and not following the instructions of the top SLC officials. There were accusation that 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 receiving many complaints that Prasanna was not allowing them to write anything” the top SLC Official had told in June.

In addition, there were many complaints from the media groups also over his unprofessional conduct. There were many complaints that he used to send one media release at least 2-3 times with corrections again and again, that adds confusion in understanding the content.




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