Sri Lanka ‘A’ Player Incident

Media Release

02/Jul/13

Further to the Media reports relating to an incident that took place today involving a Sri Lankan Player, Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident & SLC will discuss with the Manager of Sri Lanka ‘A’  Team.
An inquiry will be conducted based on the Managers Report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found guilty.

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Further to the earlier Press Release on the above subject, the Team Manager Mr. Jayantha Seneviratne submitted a report to the CEO on the above incident.

According to the report, the Team has boarded the flight BA 2158 from Greneda around 5 pm on the 30th of June 2013 to London. The incident took place around midnight during the flight. The  player concerned namely Ramith Rambukwella had tried to use the toilet.  Due to the dim lights in the cabin the player has mistakenly  tried to open one of the cabin doors thinking it was the toilet door . At that moment certain passengers had brought to his notice that he is trying to access the incorrect door. At this point the officials of the Sri Lankan team too walked up to the player and directed him the right way. The player apologized profusely to the passengers and to the  cabin staff who accepted it in good faith.

An inquiry will be conducted based on the Managers Report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found fault.

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03/Jul/13

Further to the earlier Press Release on the above subject, the Disciplinary Committee of SLC met this evening, and has directed Rtd. Senior Superintendent of Police Lakshman de Silva ( Manager – Anti Corruption & Security of SLC) to conduct an inquiry into this incident and give his report within 7 days to the CEO of SLC.

The CEO Ashley De Silva will then forward the said report to the Disciplinary Committee for further action.

 

  • Dick Tracy

    Why a Rtd. (Retarted) SSP? Is he a friend, relative, golaya, neighbour,
    drug dealer, pimp of the Dick-Tator Regime? Was he present or anywhere
    around when this incident took place? So TM Jayaratne will say “nothing
    happened” to the Retarted SSP and he will write it down in his 2 word
    report and the case is over. JAYAWEWA JAYARATNE!

  • Guest

    Why a Rtd. (Retarted) SSP? Is he a friend, relative, golaya, neighbnour, drug deakler, pimp of the Dictotor Regime? Was he present otr anywhere around when tghis incident took place? So TM Jayaratne will say “nothing happened” to the Retarted SSP and he will write it down in his 2 word report and the case is over. JAYAWEWA JAYARATNE!

  • Dick Tracy

    Does the SLC not belong to the Rajapakse family ? And so could be misused by every Minister and his kin? What is left for the foolish SLC that could be discussed with the Team Manager, who progbably is also a “golaya” of the Rajapakse family. And if it is true (which we all know its not), that he only made a mistake and like a gentlemen apologized, then why have an inquiry? Or would the passengers & crew have the possibilty to make their statements. Or will be business as usual, because RR is the son of a useless Minister it wil all be hushed away. Also how many death threats went out and might go? And will those players who adviced RRthat he made a wrong turn in the dark have any right to speak the truth, before a White van is sent ?

    Remember when odd incisdents happen, its always the first report that has the most number of facts & truth, all what comes after is only a brain washing with the power of Media. Its nature, what you hear the most often that goes intoy our brain and you begin to believe it. This is the Human psychology.

  • 777

    As per the Sri Lanka local media the said player was fully drunk and he could not make out the left and right. Are the SLC trying fool the public?

  • Amaljith

    Mr. Jayantha, dont fool us giving a such report. B Shame on you. You r trying to cover your ass not doing the right thing.

  • 202

    yeah right! as if you guys are going to punish a Minister’s son. Give me a freaking break!!