SLC complains to FCID over attempted fraud

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today lodged a complaint with the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) in connection with a fraudulent attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million, connected to broadcasting rights of the England tour, to an offshore account.

In a statement, the SLC said its CEO Ashley De Silva lodged the
complaint under the direction of Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapa to probe the attempted fraud.

The SLC said it was able to avoid the fraudulent attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million of SLC’s Media Rights Sponsorship funds, which was due from an International Media Network; to an offshore account.

The SLC said the fraudulent act was found, before it was executed through bogus means.

The SLC under the instructions of the CEO, have decided to launch an audit inquiry into all the financial transactions, conducted during the past one year period.