Prestigious Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) stalwart and former administrator Samantha Dodenwela Wednesday filed his nomination for the Vice president post from Incumbent president Shammi Silva Camp, Cricket Age reliably learns.
Sri Lanka Cricket will elect new office bearers for the next two years on 20th May 2021. The SLC election will be held from 10.30 AM at the Duncan White Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports in Colombo and the nominations are being submitted today.
After retiring from cricket in 1998, Dodenwela has served as a member, secretary and Chairman of Cricket Committee at the SSC. He still hold an unique record of serving SSC as ExCo member for 10 years.
Apart from Dodenwela, Crysantha Kapuwatha and Sujeewa Godaliyadda also filed their nominations for the assistant secretary and assistant treasurer posts respectively. Kapuwatha is currently also holding the same post at Maitland Place.
Earlier today, Cricket Age had published that Shammi Silva Camp comprise of Jayantha Dharmadasa (Vice president), Ravin Wickramaratne (Vice president), Mohan De Silva (Secretary) and Lasantha Wickramasinghe. All these candidates are already occupying the same posts currently as well.
From the opposition, stalwart Nishantha Ranatunga Wednesday filed his nomination for the Secretary post from K. Mathivanan Camp along with former Sri Lanka captain Bandula Warnapura, who is contesting for vice president post.
Government’s approach, a wave of change in the structure and a writ to appoint an judicial committee have made the battle of Maitland Place an enthralling contest! Both the cams have claimed for victory, as the three months long campaign (officially) begins today.
“We are fielding candidates for some other posts as well. We are confident of our win. Even Yesterday the stakeholders from North shown faith in Mr. Shammi Silva” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.
“We have the support of majority of former Sri Lanka players and stakeholder. Having a transparent administration will be our priority” a close associate of K. Mathivanan told Cricket Age.