Sri Lanka to become first Asian country to ban persons linked to betting from sports bodies

Sri Lanka will become the first Asian country to pass laws against the entry of persons linked with betting, gaming or wagering, and banning the appointment of any person connected to gambling or betting, to the administration of any sports bodies, according to the Ministry of Sports.

The Ministry of Sports will be submitting the amended Sports Law to Parliament on 5 or 6 of November Ministry of Sports officially revealed at a press conference held at the Ministry yesterday.

Speaking at the press conference, Minister of Sports Harin Fernando said, “We have to clean sports from corruption and I don’t have any personal grudge against anyone.”

“If any injustice happens to Thilanga Sumathipala regarding the investigation done by the ICC or the Ministry of Sports, he has all the rights to seek legal support from the Sri Lanka Judicial system.”

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  1. Good work Mr Honorable Minister – lets go all the way with doing the right thing , take yourself and politicians out of the professional game. This is not a place for politicians but for elite sportsman who need professionals to run the game and NOT politicians and thugs, some of who are not even properly educated. Can you do the right thing all the way?