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.
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.
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.