SJB Youth Wing Protest Against Match-Fixing Allegations

Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|July 3, 2020

SJB Youth Wing Protest Against Match-Fixing Allegations
Opposition politicians claimed that the allegations of match-fixing made by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage were conjured to victimise Sri Lankan cricketers who spoke against the construction of the proposed stadium in Homagama, during a protest held outside Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Headquarters in Maitland Place yesterday.
Yohan Perera

Aluthgamage last month told a private television station that the 2011 Cricket World Cup final which Sri Lanka lost to India by six wickets was fixed and should be investigated, before he backtracked a week later saying it was only a suspicion that he wanted looked into.

The protest was organised by the ‘Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya’, the youth wing of the Sajith Premadasa-led ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ (SJB).

A media spokesman for the ‘Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya’ said that it was imperative to safeguard the reputation of the former cricketers.


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July 3, 2020