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SLC Payment Accountant Kamalika likely to be removed after Fallout with Hierarchy

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) high profile  payment accountant Kamalika Jayasekera is likely to be removed from her position following her fallout with board hierarchy, Cricket Age reliably learns.

The SLC has recently advertised for the payment accountant post, which makes Kamalika’s departure almost certain.

“Yes, we are looking for her replacement for the post and soon an eligible candidate will be hired for the post” a top SLC official confirmed Cricket Age, when inquired.

It has learned that Kamalika’s rude attitude and arrogance towards board staff played a big part in her fallout with the bosses at Maitland Place. She has also been accused of making remarks on certain files without the knowledge of top officials and not carrying the instructions.

“We received many complaints about her attitude and her involvement in passing confidential information to interested parties. At a time when the board is determined to make a positive Image, this sort of incidents are highly unacceptable” the top SLC official added.

At one time, Kamalika was among most influential employees at SLC headquarter and was tipped to be promoted as Head Of Finance (HOF). However her stars began fading following an disciplinary incident, involving board’s powerful vice president Ravin Wickramaratne.  In July last year, Cricket Age had published that SLC had Issued a notice to then acting HOF Kamalika asking explanation for an act of insubordination over an instruction, given by the Wickramrathne. 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 had died in an accident occurred in Katupotha, Kurunegala.

“After that incident, Kamalika lost her dominance at Maitland Place and now she is not in good terms with anyone, apart from Travis, who has always been accused of manipulating things in hotel bookings for outstation matches” the top official added further.

After retain the Maitland Place last month for another two year term, president Shammi Silva has made an immediate impact, by convincing The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to double the number of matches during Team India’s upcoming high profile tour.




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