Colombo, June 15: After its team lost the finals of the World Cup this year, the Sri Lankan cricket (SLC) board has now gone and lost several accounts relating to the mega-event, which it jointly hosted with India and Bangladesh. The Sports Minister, Mahindananda Aluthgamage is crying foul, suspecting that an inside job is responsible for their disappearance
"It has to be an inside job. A robot didn't come and steal the hard disks," sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told reporters a day after police launched an investigation into an alleged break-in.
He said the police Criminal Investigations Department had begun investigations and garnered finger prints after the weekend theft was discovered on Monday.
"Sri Lanka Cricket had backed up the data and we don't need to worry about losing the information," the minister said.
Local media reported that some papers related to the 2011 World Cup, including audited documents were among the material that had gone missing with the computer hard disks.
Cost overruns and the renovation of three stadiums for the lavish tournament left the governing body with bills to the tune of 69 million Euros and have forced them to turn to a government bailout.