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* Sri Lanka Cricket was overbilled for renovation work in cricket stadiums - Sports Minister
Thu, May 8, 2014, 09:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 08, Colombo: Sports Minister of Sri Lanka Mahindananda Aluthgamage has informed parliament that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been overbilled for renovation work in cricket stadiums.

Aluthgamage has told the House that SLC has been overbilled by the State Engineering Corporation (SEC) and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to the tune of Rs. 350 million for renovation work on the R. Premadasa and Pallekele international Cricket Stadiums.

Meanwhile, the contractors of the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota had reportedly overbilled SLC to the tune of over Rs 700 million.

Aluthgamage had revealed these facts in the House in response to a question raised by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake.

Dissanayake has asked the Minister about the fixed assets of SLC, on which an audit query had been made.

The Sports Minister has said the SLC finances were in order and a response has been sent to the Auditor General.

According to Aluthgamage, SLC had not paid the Rs 350 million due for Pallekele renovations after learning it was overbilled and a committee has been appointed to inquire into the inflated bill on the Hambantota Stadium.

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