How can Sri Lanka win more World Cups?

2019-11-07 at 17:11

Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises Sunil Handunnetti says Sri Lanka can win Cricket World Cups on a regular basis, if SLC sponsorship funds are utilized efficiently.

Speaking in Parliament, MP Handunnetti claimed that owing to the misuse of funds, the country’s cricket and other sports have deteriorated.

He said, the funds received by Sri Lanka Cricket have not been used resourcefully, and therefore the sport continues to decline.

Therefore, the COPE chairman said Parliament needs to carry-out its oversight duties and hold state bodies to account for effective results.

Separately, MP Sunil Handunnetti questioned the appointment of Thilanga Sumathipala to the COPE committee.

He said, MP Thilanga Sumathipala who is accused of wrongdoing being appointed as member of the COPE is a concern and stressed that the Opposition Leader must answer a number of moral issues raised over the matter.

Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises Sunil Handunnetti noted that MP Thilanga Sumathipala cannot play the role of both the defendant and the judge, and therefore his position in the COPE committee should be re-evaluated.