Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* IOC could suspend Sri Lanka Olympic Committee for corruption, former cricket captain and MP warns
Fri, Dec 7, 2012, 12:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 07, Colombo: Former Sri Lanka cricket captain and parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga says that corruption allegations could result in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspending Sri Lanka's Olympic Committee.

Ranatunga has told parliament that Sri Lanka could face a similar situation like neighboring India that was suspended by the IOC.

The IOC on Tuesday suspended the Indian Olympic Association for chronic violations of the international Olympic Charter.

Ranatunga alleged that there is wide corruption in the Sri Lanka Olympic Committee and that it was only a matter of time before the IOC suspends it.

He has called on Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to intervene and stop the corruption in the Sri Lanka Olympic Committee.

According to Ranatunga, standards of cricket in Sri Lanka were also degrading and that the government needs to be aware of the situation.

A suspension could cause athletes to lose financial support from the international sports authority.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Proposal to set up 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to raise import taxes on cars and mobile phones - report
Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala
Prime Minister to table a bill in parliament on the conduct of Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks
Sri Lanka's Speaker asked to hold formal inquiry into the attack on main opposition MPs
High-powered Pakistan defense delegation to visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka seeks assistance from diplomatic community to nab overseas LTTE leaders
No room for any injustice to any community in Sri Lanka, President assures
Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka receives complaints on ruling party Tamil politicians
Sri Lankan government considers a limit on duration of visa for foreign journalists

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.