Sri Lanka Squash says not facing suspension | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka Squash says not facing suspension

13 September, 2020

Sri Lanka Squash in a statement claims that it is not facing any suspension following a report in the Sunday Observer last week attributed to the Sports Ministry titled “Ten sports bodies in big trouble” for not submitting their annual account statements on time.

The report was attributed to the Sports Ministry’s Director General (DG) of Sports Amal Edirisooriya.

“The Director General of the Sports Department of the Sports Ministry has compiled a report to be submitted next week calling for the suspension of ten sports associations with immediate effect, the Sunday Observer learns. Among the offending ten associations are tennis, Paralympics, cycling, golf, baseball, squash and wrestling”, Sri Lanka Squash said in its statement quoting the Sunday Observer.

“Upon inquiring the authenticity of the said article, Mr Amal Edirisooriya- DG- Sports Development confirmed that “Sri Lanka Squash” is not among the said sports bodies facing suspension.

“The article has caused damage and concern among the squash paternity and therefore we wish to seek an explanation with regard to the basis of publishing the said article and demand an apology with rectification in terms of the damage done to the image of Sri Lanka Squash by articulating incorrect information,” the statement added with a copy sent to Edirisooriya.

Note by Sports Editor: The Report was based on Information given by DG Amal Edirisooriya on ten sports bodies that did not submit account statements in keeping with the February deadline.