Further to the several news items being circulated regarding the purchase of 2 Power Generators, Sri Lanka Cricket would like to state that in 2011 SLC purchased 2 Power Generators (1250 kva) at a cost of Rs. 61.8 million to operate Flood Light Systems of the 3 venues of the 2011 world cup.
When Sri Lanka Cricket was invited to host the 2011 ICC World Cup in Sri Lanka, it was mandatory to have high powered generators for flood lights. SLC could not find the necessary generators in Sri Lanka & hiring the said generators from a foreign country was not feasible hence after consultation with the General Manager of CEB, SLC discussed the matter with the Minister of Power & Energy and the Minister of Sports and SLC were given the approval to purchase the 2 Generators as CEB was having financial constrains & was not in a position to purchase the said generators .
CEB assured the SLC to buyback the 2 generators in 1 year. The 2 Generators were purchased through CEB and it was to meet the ICC stipulated mandatory requirement of providing uninterrupted power supply for all the cricket matches .
Subsequently the 2 generators were handed over to CEB subject to repayment of the purchasing cost to SLC. The agreement between SLC & CEB was signed to set off the outstanding payment & there is no outstanding payment from SLC to CEB on the above matter.