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Sri Lanka parliament unanimously passes bill to criminalise match fixing and sports corruption

Sri Lanka introduces laws to tackle match fixing and sports corruption

The Bill titled ‘Prevention of offences relating to sports’ was unanimously passed without amendments in parliament today.

The Bill, which sought to prevent offences such as match-fixing, corruption, manipulation and illegal betting in sports, was presented in parliament by Sports Minister Harin Fernando.

The Bill also sought to strengthen national and international co-operation among sports organisations, law enforcement agencies and betting operators, to exchange information relating to match-fixing, corruption, illegal manipulation and illegal betting in sports and promote best practices in sports…

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