Jayananda Warnaweera, the chief curator of the Galle International Stadium, has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for two years after failing to attend two interviews with the anti-corruption unit (ACU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
In October, SLC had asked Warnaweera to step aside from pitch preparations for the Galle Test match against India and put national curator Janaka Sampath in charge.
Subsequently, Warnaweera was issued a show-cause notice by SLC for having failed to attend the ACU meetings of the ICC.
After Warnaweera failed to reply to the notice served against him, SLC took a prompt decision to suspend him for a period of two years, as confirmed by an official statement.
The official statement by the board also revealed that Warnaweera failed to co-operate with the ICC ACU in their investigation against him.
The statement read,
Following disciplinary proceedings taken by Sri Lanka Cricket arising from charges that Mr. Jayananda Warnaweera failed to attend two interviews scheduled to be held by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC.
It added that he "failed to cooperate with and assist the investigation being carried out by the Anti-Corruption Unit and related charges of misconduct, the Interim Committee of SLC has suspended Mr. Warnaweera from cricket, cricket management and representation for a period of two years.”
Warnaweera was originally appointed to the SLC interim committee in March this year, but in early October, he resigned citing personal reasons.
Source - Cricketworld