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Sports Minister prepared to accord security to Hashan Tilakaratne

May 9, 2011 11:49:35 AM - itnnews.lk

The Sports Ministry has announced that the Government is prepared to provide adequate security to Hashan Tilakaratne if he was prepared to reveal names of cricketers who were responsible for match fixing.


Hashan Tilakeratne, a former skipper of the national team recently revealed that Sri Lankan Cricketers had been involved in match fixing from 1992. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage requested the Police Chief to conduct an inquiry into the match-fixing allegation. Accordingly the CID commenced investigations. Hashan Tilakeratne had said that he required security if he was to divulge the names of those who had been involved in match fixing. Minister Aluthgamage said the Government was prepared to provide adequate security if he was willing to disclose the names of match fixers. The Minister has requested Hashan Tilakeratne to make a written request from the IGP in this respect.