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SLC denies vote-buying

28 March, 2021
Mohan de Silva
Mohan de Silva

The incumbent administration of Sri Lanka Cricket which is seeking a second term at the May 20 election of office bearers has denied it had doled out millions to buy votes saying money given to voting clubs was an annual feature that has been done over the years.

It was reported in the media last week that as much as Rs.338 million was doled out to clubs with voting rights.

“We give clubs a (tournament) participation fee and it is not something that we started in recent times. It has been going on for years.

“In addition when a club makes a request it is evaluated and we provide for the development of infrastructure. In order to sustain clubs these are imperatives and our responsibility as the parent body to support clubs which have a right to be taken care of. We don’t believe in vote buying”, said Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva who is also seeking a second straight term.