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Sri Lanka sports minister sacked

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Published: 22:49, 27 November 2023   Update: 22:53, 27 November 2023
Sri Lanka sports minister sacked

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has sacked Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe.

A letter signed by the President on Monday, states Roshan Ranasinghe has been removed from the portfolios with immediate effect.

Earlier the minister claimed that his ‘life is at risk’ for ‘highlighting corruption’ in the country's chaotic cricket administration and said that if anything happens to him, the president and his chief of staff should be held responsible.

Ranasinghe told Parliament that Wickremesinghe was trying to frame him for political vengeance and using false facts related to a vehicle.

The minister said a vehicle imported by him was seized by the authorities under the pretext of tax manipulation to frame him on false charges.

Roshan Ranasinghe was appointed as the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and Minister of Irrigation under President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government.