Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government to formulate laws to curb match fixing
Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 09:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has received approval from the cabinet to bring legislation to curb match fixing in sports.

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal submitted by the Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to instruct the Legal Draftsman to formulate the laws to address the match fixing in sports.

The Government said the move was taken after considering the recent developments in the world of sports by athletes of several countries in the field of sports such as cricket, football, rugby etc., engaged in match-fixing and the detrimental effect the practice has on the country.

The Cabinet approved the proposal to instruct the Legal Draftsman to draft legislation for the prevention of match-fixing.

The new laws will also be applicable to Sri Lanka's cricket governing body Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says power supply in the country normal amid strike
-- [1 hour and 38 minutes ago]
Education Ministry to obtain police assistance against trade unions recruiting students for protests
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [3 hours ago]
Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill proposes tough action against errant drivers
-- [4 hours ago]
Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says
-- [4 hours ago]
World Federation of Exchanges CEO visits Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket announces new selection panel ahead of Pakistan tour
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal
Parliament not to debate 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill tomorrow

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.