Nuwan Zoysa sent on compulsory leave

Media Release

31st October, 2018

Following ICC charged Nuwan Zoysa under the Anti-Corruption Code, Sri Lanka Cricket decided to send him on compulsory leave with immediate effect.

Zoysa is working as a bowling coach at the SLC.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket has started work towards establishing a fully-fledged anti-corruption unit in the country.

Already SLC held two dialogues with the International Cricket Council to seek its support towards this move.

As another forward step, The Competent Authority of the SLC Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri; SLC CEO, Mr. Ashley De Silva and Deputy Solicitor General of the AG’s Department Sumathi Dharmawardena will travel to UK; in the near future; to meet the UK’s Chief Prosecutor; to discuss the modality of setting up such a mechanism in Sri Lanka.

In the meantime, Minister of Sports Honorable Faiszer Musthapa has assured SLC that he will work towards introducing tough anti-corruption laws in Sri Lanka.

Honorable Minister is constantly engaged with the SLC on this matter and is of the view that setting up a prudent anti-corruption mechanism in Sri Lanka is vital for the future of the game.