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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed that two male officials have been found guilty of sexually harassing members of Sri Lanka’s women’s team.
It was also announced that another official was found guilty of improper conduct but not sexual harassment.
As a result of this, all three members are no longer with the team.
The incidents were believed to have occurred between 2013 and 2014, which led to the country’s sports ministry launching an investigation into the matter.
A three-man committee comprising of retired Supreme Court judge NE Dissanayake, public trustee Tharangani Dissanaike and S Aloka Bandara from the Ministry of Public Administration were tasked with finding out whether the claims against the officials were true or not.
Their report pointed out the “unsatisfactory situation that prevailed in the selection and other aspects relating to women’s cricket and widely prevalent perceptions of favouritism and bias”.
The SLC were “very concerned” with the contents of the report and will study it further before taking appropriate action.