Sri Lanka Cricket election soon, Attorney General informs court

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The Sports Ministry Secretary through the Attorney General yesterday informed the Court of Appeal that authorities have made arrangements to conduct the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) election under the prevailing laws.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena appearing for the Sports Ministry Secretary stated that the election of office bearers will be held after appointing a new election committee.

The Court of Appeal previously decided to vacate its Interim Order dated May 31, 2018 staying the holding of the election scheduled to be held on May 31 to elect Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). office bearers.

Court of Appeal (President) Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara had made this order pursuant to a writ petition filed by former Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga.

Meanwhile, the Court was informed by President’s Counsel Ali Sabry that the International Cricket Council had announced that it will take a decision regarding SLC membership unless it did not hold the election within six months.

All parties in the petition had agreed to call for fresh nominations to conduct an election under the prevailing laws to elect SLC office bearers.

Former SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga had filed this writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking a writ order preventing SLC, its office bearers from permitting Thilanga Sumathipala to hold the post of SLC President in any manner whatsoever after the SLC election scheduled to be held on May 31 this year.

All parties including former SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga agreed to annul the validity of nominations called for the election of May 31.

Daily news  05/07/2018

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