SLC Election Committee says election not postponed

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Election Committee, appointed recently to conduct the much delayed election into cricket’s national governing body, denied on Thursday, 13 December certain media reports saying calling for nominations and holding of SLC elections have been postponed indefinitely.

Here is the full letter released to the media by the SLC Election Committee on Thursday:


Sri Lanka Cricket Election Committee

No. 9, Philip Gunawardena Mawatha,

Colombo 7

13th December, 2018


We, the Election Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket vehemently deny the truthfulness of the several media reports which purportedly have been reported to state that the Calling for Nomination for the Election of Office Bearers of Sri Lanka Cricket has been postponed indefinitely.

The Committee wishes to reiterate that there is no legal provisions (sic) whatsoever to cancel or postpone the Election of Office Bearers of Sri Lanka Cricket as the process was given effect by an Extraordinary Gazette Notification 2089/56 dated 22nd September 2018. Accordingly, Committee will proceed as per the Notice served upon the membership and on dates stipulated thereof.

Justice P.W.D.C. Jayathilake, Former Judge of the Court of Appeal, Chairman

I.M. Abeyrathna, Former Judge of the High Court, Member

Sunil Sirisena, Former Ministry Secretary, Member