Mahindananda Aluthgamage

  • Sri Lanka Cricket mulls opposing ICC structural changes January 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket is set to oppose the proposed changes in the ICC administrative structure which seeks to place India, Australia and England in a position of power over the rest of the membership. "It poses a serious challenge to Sri Lanka Cricket setup," Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said without...
  • Sumathipala out of Sri Lanka Cricket presidency race March 25, 2013

    Colombo: Thilanga Sumathipala, the frontrunner to become the head of Sri Lanka Cricket has been disqualified to contest the election next month. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said the nomination of Sumathipala, a former President, has been rejected. Objections were raised against his nomination over his links to sporting bookies and...
  • SL to legislate anticorruption cricket laws October 24, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka government will soon be framing anticorruption laws to eradicate the possibility of match fixing in cricket, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has told the Parliament. Speaking at a late evening adjournment motion moved by the opposition legislator John Amaratunga, Aluthgamage, however, clarified that no Sri Lankan cricketer had ever...
  • 'No more day/night cricket at Dambulla' March 6, 2012

    Colombo: The Rangiri Dambulla cricket stadium has not been dropped as an international venue althought it will not host the day/night matches, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told parliament here on Tuesday. Responding to an opposition query, Aluthgamage said the stadium in central Sri Lanka would continue to be used in the...
  • SL sports minister to probe SLPL deal February 25, 2012

    Colombo: Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has appointed a top level probe committee to look into the deal made by the Singapore based company, Somerset Entertainment Ventures, which promoted the aborted Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL). Sports ministry officials said that the committee would be headed by a former police chief and...
  • Sri Lankan cricket in 'crisis': Minister January 10, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister on Monday blasted the national cricket team's recent performances, saying the side was riven by politics and in "crisis". Mahindananda Aluthgamage vowed to deliver a stern lecture to the players when they return later this month from their tour of South Africa, where they last week...