A person who had been expelled some time ago by Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation over financial fraud and fake certificate submission has gained opportunity to enter the SLBC premises again through the unlawful intervention of Sri Lanka Cricket chairman.
This person is to be a commentator for the live broadcast of the first match of the Nidahas Trophy T-20 series today.
He is using the powers of the SLC chief to enter the SLBC, although head of the institution should sanction if any expelled person is allowed entry again.
As we revealed previously, there is a cabinet order that state electronic media should be given priority when awarding broadcasting rights for the national team’s events, but the SLBC had to pay a Rs. 1.1 million ‘bribe’ to SLC to obtain this opportunity, but at the SLC’s conditions.
SLBC employees are worried that the subject minister is yet to pay attention to this matter which has grave repercussions on the dignity of the institution.