Sacked Sri Lanka board chief bailed over fraud charge

Thilanga Sumathipala, head of the cricket administration that was sacked this year, appeared in the Colombo Magistrates Court seeking anticipatory bail to avoid arrest.
“Mr. Sumathipala pleaded for bail, restraining the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from unwanted arrest and harassment…” Sumathipala’s lawyers said in a statement.
Sri Lankan law allows suspects anticipating arrest for white-collar crimes to seek bail before they are taken into custody.
The CID told court they had received two complaints of fraud against Sumathipala, one involving a sum of 400 million rupees ($4.44m/B