Island Cricket

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Galle Stadium doubtful for 3rd Test Vs England

Sri Lanka Cricket accused of violating Antiquities Ordinances
Monday, October 29, 2007, 11:14 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket is likely to change the venue of the third test match with England that was to begin on December 18 at Galle.

Sri Lanka Cricket officials are accused of violating the agreements signed for the development of picturesque Galle Cricket Esplanade and creating an extremely bad precedent in the process of preserving the historic Galle Dutch Fort, an archaeological heritage of the country.

The Chief of the Department of Archaeology Dr. Senarath Dissanayake said to media that immediate legal action would be initiated this week to obtain an injunction order against the unauthorized structures built at the Galle International Stadium.

He said by putting up illegal structures at the stadium has seriously violated the Antiquities Ordinance No.9 of 1940 and the Antiquities amendments Act. No. 27 of 1988.

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