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Hathurusinha entitled to claim one year’s salary

25 August, 2019
Chandika Hathurusinha
Chandika Hathurusinha

Ousted Sri Lanka cricket coach Chandika Hathurusinha is entitled to a one-year’s salary to the tune of Rs. 86 million after his services with the team was terminated this month.

The entitlement is in keeping with the clauses in his contract he signed with Sri Lanka Cricket which states that in the event of his services being terminated he will be paid his earnings of Rs.7.2 million a month for one year.

If Hathurusinha is still an aggrieved party he could go up to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland and present his case.

Hathurusinha signed his contract in December 2017 for three years until December 2020 for a basic 20,000 US dollars monthly salary plus a living Allowance of 10,000 US dollars.

In addition he was paid 120,000 US dollars a year for what was called Strategic Planning and Consultation and Fees.

Under the terms of his contract he was also entitled to win-bonuses like in the case of players as well as 42 days annual paid leave. Business class flights and five star hotel accommodation as well as 50 US dollars (pocket money) per day during tours were also part of the Agreement.

In addition Hathurusinha was also entitled to claim up to 20,000 US dollars per year for bills or invoices submitted by him that also covered air travel for family members.

International Health Insurance, car and a fuel Allowance and mobile phone expenses also covered his contract.

Sri Lanka Cricket reluctantly did away with Hathurusinha and replaced him with former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake on the orders of Sports Minister Harin Fernando following a string of disastrous results by the team including the World Cup this year.

Sri Lanka Cricket blundered the most when it entered into a contract with Hathurusinha miles beyond the World Cup instead of the customary two-year period which would have ended this year.