Chasing 169 for victory, the tourists needed six to win off the final over bowled by paceman Andrew Tye. Scores were locked after five balls but, with the field called in, Chamara Kapugedera was able to find a gap and slap a boundary through cover to post an exciting victory.
Those belonging to the Tamil Diaspora had protested by displaying LTTE flags while the Sinhala Diaspora for their part had carried the country's national flag, according to eye witnesses.
On the instruction of the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake, Treasury Secretary Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga has informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to notify all banks amending the previous circular in this regard.
The accusation against them is causing a breach in Sri Lanka’s diplomatic relations with the US.
Lankaenews.com website has published an article on the matter, which says the weekend newspaper and the website owned by it also carried out a poster campaign based on the said article, causing inconvenience to the two countries at diplomatic level.
The removal of Peiris and Gunaratne’s appointment in his place have come in a letter sent on February 07 by secretary to the president P.B. Abeykoon, copied to the secretaries of finance and commerce ministries.