Colombo (News1st) – An investigation has been launched over an alleged attempt to carry out financial fraud at Sri Lanka Cricket.
Issuing a press release Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) states that they were able to successfully avoid a fraudulent attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million of SLC’s Media Rights Sponsorship funds, which was due from an International Media Network; to an offshore account.
According to sources, the matter came to light following after the company involved in broadcasting the matches had sought a clarification from SLC Chief Executive Officer Ashley De Silva on this matter. SLC CEO De Silva had immediately suspended the said deal and called for a Police investigation.
The SLC media release states that Sri Lanka Cricket’s CEO Ashley De Silva lodged a complaint in this regard with the Financial Crimes Investigation Division, under the instructions of the Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa.
Speaking to News1st IGP Pujith Jayasundara stated that he is yet to be officially informed of the complaint or the investigation by the Police FCID. The FCID can launch investigations into any complaint based on the advice and the instructions of the IGP.