Amidst the recent dispute between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe over the appointment of an interim committee for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the Cabinet has decided that any future interim committee appointments for SLC must receive Cabinet approval.
Previously, the Sports Minister appointed an interim committee led by former cricketer Arjuna Ranathunga for SLC. However, the President reportedly expressed his displeasure at not being consulted before the appointment, instructing the Sports Minister to revoke the gazette issued for the interim committee.
Meanwhile, the President's Media Division (PMD) said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has authorized the Ministerial Sub-Committee, led by Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, to make decisions on the suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket's membership in the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Last week, the Cabinet decided to appoint a four-member Cabinet sub-committee to look into the gazette issued by the Sports Minister, which appointed an Interim Committee for SLC while suspending the previous board and future activities of SLC.
Sri Lanka's ICC membership has been suspended effective November 10 due to government interference in Sri Lanka Cricket's administration.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe refutes the President's Media Division (PMD) report, asserting that there were no discussions or Cabinet directives regarding future appointments to interim committees.
This comes after the PMD stated earlier today that the Cabinet has decided that any future interim committee appointments for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) must receive Cabinet approval.