Being 'too good' creates problem for SLC media manager

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Colombo, May 1 (UNI) The head of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) interim governing body Arjuna Ranatunga today sacked its media manager allegedly for ''being too good with the media''.

SLC media manager Samantha Algama said SLC CEO Dulip Mendis had last night informed him of the decision by Ranatunga ''to remove him with immediate effect''.

''Mr Mendis said that Arjuna Ranatunga has told him to inform me that the SLC no longer required my service as media manager.

Ranatunga has said that I was too good with the media and that is why I was removed,'' Algama said.

Algama said he was doing a honorary job since 2005 without taking a single cent as salary from the SLC and Arjuna is taking ''revenge'' from him.

''Arjuna is clearly taking revenge on people whom he thinks are still loyal to the previous SLC interim chief Jayantha Dharmadasa.

He does not like certain irregularities in the SLC to reach the media.

That was his main problem,'' he said.

''If Arjuna thinks that by removing me he can silence the sports media, he is miserably mistaken,'' Algama added.

There was no immediate reaction from Ranatunga in this regard.


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