Mendis is to discuss this development and his future at SLC with Minister Lokuge.
Minister wants report
Minister Gamini Lokuge has requested for a report from the IC "As soon as possible" after a letter was handed over to him on Wednesday (March 25) evening by the wife of B.H. Perera, who is alleged to have been assaulted by IC member Pramodya "Pole Vaulter" Wickramasinghe at the SLC headquarters on March 18.
I told them that if such a thing did occur, it was wrong and for the IC to settle it" said Minister Lokuge.
Minister Lokuge also told The Sunday Leader that no person by the name of Suraj Dandeniya has been given an appointment by him (The Minister) for any post at SLC.
Senior Dig Nimal Lewke, the previous president of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU), who resigned from this post a few weeks prior to the annual general meeting of the governing body, has interfered once again with the administration of the Interim Committee of the SLRFU, who were appointed by Minister Gamini Lokuge on January 22.
(Lewke) has written to the Secretary of the Ministry of Sports
, S. Liyanagama, on a letter head of the Police Sports Club
of which Lewke is the Chairman of Police Rugby
on February 18, stating the importance of the forthcoming Four Nation Asian Division I Tournament in April and for the selectors to decide on the captaincy.
The IRB representatives had also met Minister of Sports and Public Recreation, Gamini Lokuge, Interim Committee members, DIG Nimal Lewke (former President of SLRFU), Asanga Seneviratne (Former Deputy President, RFU), Dilroy Fernando (Former Executive Director SLRFU) Representatives of 'A' Division clubs, presidents of provincial unions and Kishu Gomes, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caltex Lubricants.