Wimal Nandika Dissanayake, Sri Lanka Cricket’s chief financial officer, was arrested by the police in relation to financial misappropriation during the home series versus South Africa, earlier in the year.
The financial misappropriation is related to broadcasting fees that were to be handed over to the board from the home series versus South Africa.
“Following the investigation, the CID arrested the main suspect. He is the chief financial officer of Sri Lanka Cricket,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara told Reuters.
He was taken into custody after SLC’s chief executive officer registered a complaint with the police with regard to financial embezzlement. The spokesman also noted that misappropriation of funds amounted to more than $187,000.
“The complaint says the SLC’s television rights have been going to Sony since 2013. At the last South African tour, this main suspect asked Sony to deposit 15 percent of the television rights fees to a private account in America.
“Sony became suspicious when this suspect informed it (of the requirement) for a deposit of 50 percent of television rights fees from an ongoing England tour and it informed Sri Lanka cricket.”
The arrest of the CFO comes in the wake of former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya being levied with charges for breaching the ICC’s Anti-corruption Code.