Arjuna assures assistance to Rajans’ turf and grounds
Seeing is believing.... This is a famous saying and the Chairman
of the Interim Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket Arjuna Ranatunga
accompanied by the Principal of Dharmaraja S.M. Keerthiratne,
KDCA President Tilina Tennakoon and officials of the OBA of
Dharmaraja College take a close look at the renovated turf
wicket and grounds, (below): Sprinklers at work getting the
ground ready for cricket.
Pictures by Upananda Jayasundera - Kandy Sports Special Corr.
Arjuna Ranatunga - the Chairman of the Interim Committee of Sri Lanka
Cricket, is a ‘no nonsense’ man and he has made himself clear in all the
issues that he has faced after taking the high-profile seat.
It is an accepted fact that one has to put one’s ‘house in order’
before going into other details regarding the game of cricket and
Ranatunga - the World Cup winning captain of Sri Lanka, had made his
intentions clear about cleaning up the administration where he has
He made a trip to Kandy to inspect the work in progress at the
Dharmaraja College new lay-out of the turf wicket and Ranatunga agreed
to look into the possibilities of giving the ‘final touches’ to the
playground and the turf strips.
Asked as to why took the extreme rigid decisions of removing some
officials when he assumed duties as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket
Interim Committee, Ranatunga assured justice will be done to all and he
said that everything will be made known as he will call up a press
conference to expose all those who have misuse funds of the Board and
all the shortcomings of the Board’s activities.
Ranatunga was somewhat surprised that cricket being very popular in
the country that only two girl schools in Kandy are playing the hard
ball game - that’s Pushpadana and Mahamaya. He said that in India in
almost all the districts and provinces, the game of cricket is being
played and that’s why the standard of cricket in India is at a high
The Principal of Dharmaraja College S.M. Keerthiratne, former
President of the OBA Dharmaraja Jagath Samarasinghe, KDCA President
Tilina Tennakoon and other officials of the Dharmaraja OBA were present
at the occasion.