Letter sent by Mr.Shammi Silva to H.E President

Media Release

This is to inform the general public and the media pertaining to the communication sent by Mr. Shammi Silva, Member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka.

This communication was pertaining to the Position Paper put forward by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Honorable Minister of Sports and the members of the Executive Committee of SLC were in copy of the communication.

At the Executive Committee meeting held on the 23rd of January 2014, The Hony Secretary read out the letter sent by Mr. Silva to the Executive Committee members. At this time the Hony Secretary explained that some contents of the letter were inaccurate and offensive to the members of the Executive Committee (EXCO). The members of the EXCO agreed with the Hony. Secretary and protested to Mr. Silva pertaining to the parts of the letter. The Hony. Secretary at that time explained the process that was carried out to arrive at a decision regarding the Position Paper put forward by the ICC which was a sensitively confidential document.

The EXCO members commended the President of SLC and the office bearers for tabling the Position Paper at the meeting and of the process put in motion to arrive at the decision pertaining to the position paper.

At this time Mr. Shammi Silva apologised and withdrew the parts which were found inaccurate and offensive towards the members of the EXCO.