Dayasiri flays SLC for retaining expensive lawyers


By Saman Indrajith

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera told Parliament yesterday that Sri Lanka Cricket had obtained the services of private legal firms at an enormous cost though it could have obtained the same service free of charge from the Attorney General’s Department.

Chief Opposition Whip JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake demanded to know the exact amount of money spent by Sri Lanka Cricket on private legal firms.

Minister Jayasekera said that he did not have the figures at the moment, but he had initiated an inquiry and once it was over the House would be informed of the findings.

As theā€ˆSLC had no legal division its officials had resorted to legal action according to their whims and fancies, the minister said.

Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake: They seem to have retained lawyers of their choice. We wonder whether they shared the spoils. Could you inquire into it and report to Parliament.

Minister Jayasekera: I will give a detailed report to the House at the next sitting.

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