Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dilipa Peiris informed the court that the investigation related to former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachitra Senanayake, who had been arrested and imprisoned in connection with a match-fixing incident during the Lanka Premier League, may reveal the involvement of several other individuals in match-fixing.
This revelation came during a hearing of Sachitra Senanayake’s match-fixing case before Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis.
Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dilipa Peiris presented evidence for the prosecution during Sachitra’s court appearance and cited a WhatsApp message sent by Sachitra to Dhammika Prasad. According to the message, Sachitra mentioned that individuals such as Ravindra Chinthaka, Aravinda Silva, Lasith Malinga, Thilina Kandambi, Farveez Mahroof, and officials from the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Cricket Institute were involved in match-fixing.
As a result of these developments, Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alvis ordered Sachitra Senanayake to be remanded until September 25th. Furthermore, the magistrate arranged for the Special Police Unit for the Prevention of Sports Offenses to visit the prison on Tuesday (19) to obtain further statements from Sachitra.