SLC bribes journalists covering West Indies tour

Sri Lanka Cricket has given Rs. 500,000 each to four newspaper journalists who are covering the national’s team’s tour of West Indies.

The tour begins today (30) with a three-day practice match in Trinidad.

The journalists in question are from three Sinhala language newspaper and one English language newspaper.


They include one from a newspaper owned by the incumbent president of SLC.

To obtain the money, they have given a letter signed by the sports journalists association formed when Dayasiri Jayasekara was the sports minister.

It is alleged this is a bribe to cover up the irregularities in SLC, and a complaint is to be lodged with the bribery commission.