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* Sri Lanka Cricket CEO called to CID over financial fraud
Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 09:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 04, Colombo: Ashley de Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), today arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record a statement regarding a fraud at the cricket governing body.

Mr. de Silva was accompanied by four other officials and the Human Resources manager of the SLC.

It has been discovered that part of the money that is to be paid to the SLC for the broadcasting rights of England tour in Sri Lanka was about to be diverted to a company in Hong Kong. The fraud has been discovered at the last minute.

A high-ranking official in the SLC financial division was alleged of the attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million (LKR 900 million). The official had been put on compulsory leave and his office was sealed until the completion of the CID investigation.

The accused individual had reportedly sent an email to Sri Lanka’s international television rights partners Sony Pictures Network with a falsified board paper which stated that a payment due for the upcoming England series be made to an offshore account in Hong Kong.


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