National Audit Office recommends feasibility study before launch of Sri Lanka Cricket campus project

Sri Lanka Cricket has been asked to conduct a “systematic feasibility study” before beginning work on the ambitious multi-million rupee project in Kandy.

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The National Audit Office (NAO) has recommended strict adherence to procedure when implementing the proposed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) campus in Kandy.

In an ambitious plan to improve the overall standards of the game, Sri Lanka Cricket took initial steps in 2017 to set up a million rupee campus on land leased from the Malwathu Maha Vihara in Kandy but the project didn’t start after an administration change in May last year […] The Audit has asked the SLC to do a “systematic feasibility study before the commencement of the progressive activities of the project”.

It recommends that SLC systematically decides institutional facilities, course subjects and syllabuses required for the establishment of the university.

“It is concluded that this University anticipated to initiate [sic] by Sri Lanka Cricket to accomplish a wide objective should be commenced by adopting systematic methodologies by conducting a substantial study and action should be taken to accomplish the anticipated objectives expeditiously,” the audit report reads.

Although the SLC claimed to have paid Rs. 25 million each to Malwathu Chapter and Gangarama Rajamaha Vihara as donations, only the donation to Malwathu Chapter has been made, it also reveals.

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