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Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva rubbished a newspaper report circulating to the effect that Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had reversed the decision taken by the cricket board to absorb contracted employees to the permanent cadre.

“So far we have not received any official statements from the Ministry of Sports regarding the status of these employees at SLC. We only knew of this after reading the report on this subject published in a leading daily newspaper,” said de Silva.