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Gajaba Pitigala, Charles Silva lobbies for Jayantha Dharmadasa’s return as Galle CC President

Written by Sumit Seth

Gajaba Pitigala and Charles Silva, the controversial secretary and cricket secretary of prominent Galle CC, have been lobbying hard since months to make a way for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) veteran Vice President Jayantha Dharmadasa’s return as club President, Cricket Age reliably learns.

Former president of Matugama CC and Saracens CC, Dharmadasa is currently not associated with any club and thus is desperately eyeing on Galle CC top chair once again after serving on same post in past!

According to sources, both Gajaba and Charles have made underhand deals with Dharmadasa and trying their best in toppling incumbent Galle CC president Kumar Samarasinghe.

“Both Gajaba and Charles sees an opportunity to get benefited at Maitland Place through Dharmadasa . In return, they have promised Dharmadasa to bring back at Galle CC helm” a club insider told Cricket Age.

Gajaba, actually, has already secured provincial selector job for himself through this deal, even though he was continually at loggerheads with top brass of SLC in last two years. Being accused for many frauds and getting summoned for countless inquiries by the board in past, Gajaba was surprisingly included in the recently appointed provincial selection committee.

Charles Silva is another manipulative officials at Galle CC, who tried to frame his own colleagues in Club’s liquor selling controversy. Now, he has become over ambitious and through Dharmadasa, he has set his sight on SLC!

“Both Gajaba and Charles are dead against incumbent president Samarasinghe, as being the honest person he always opposed their wrongdoings. That’s why, they are trying to topple him and bring back Dharmadasa” the insider added.

Dharmadasa, meanwhile, since his politically backed arrival in August last year, has not contributed anything meaningful at International cricket at any level! So far, he has not even presented any sort of blue print or proposal to arrest the downfall of the national team, in all three formats. Instead, his focus remained only on two things – how he can benefit his loyal Shibly and how he can bring more PCR tests for his floundering Nawaloka!




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