Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Executive Committee has decided to take appropriate legal action against former World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga for making false and derogatory statements.
Issuing a statement, the SLC said that they have sent Letters of Demand (LOD) for Rs 2 Billion to Ranatunga, the newly-appointed chairman of the National Sports Council.
The SLC in a statement said the SLC Executive Committee at an emergency meeting held on Monday decided to take legal action against the former World Cup-winning cricket captain after extensively deliberating on the “false, derogatory and distorted statement” made by Ranatunga during a recent media interview.
“The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at an emergency meeting held today (15th August) having extensively deliberated on the false, derogatory and distorted statement made by the newly appointed Chairman of the National Sports Council, Mr Arjuna Ranatunga during a recent Media Interview (Derana Big Focus), has decided to take appropriate legal action against him who has spoken with malicious intent, damaging the goodwill and reputation of the SLC and have deliberately made public comments by making false and defamatory accusations against the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket,” the SLC said in a statement.
Accordingly, Members of the Executive Committee have sent Letters of Demand to Arjuna Ranatunga, claiming Rs. 2 Billion as damages for the loss of reputation that occurred to Sri Lanka Cricket and its officials by the said false and derogatory statement.
Notably, Ranatunga, a former MP and former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team which had won the 1996 ICC World Cup, has been chosen to lead the National Sports Council, which comprises 15 members.