Sachithra Senanayake, a former Sri Lanka national cricketer facing allegations of match-fixing, has been remanded until 15 September 15 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
His arrest came after he voluntarily surrendered to the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Sports Ministry in connection with accusations of match-fixing during the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020.
The off-spinner has been accused of involvement in match-fixing activities during the LPL 2020, and it is alleged that he attempted to manipulate matches, maintaining contact with other cricketers via telephone from Dubai. The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court even imposed a travel ban on him in August 2023.
However, Senanayake denied these allegations in the past. In 2020, he issued a statement condemning what he referred to as “unsubstantiated and manifestly frivolous allegations” and warned of taking legal action against those who propagated such claims. Despite his denials, the Attorney General’s Department found credible evidence provided by the SIU.