I HAVE APOLOGISED TO MAHELA, THILAN, SANGA FOR ANY PAIN OF MIND: MAHINDA ABEYSUNDERA
Mahinda Abeysundera, in the midst of a controversy for his television feature ‘Vimasuma’ for which he himself had written the script, had expressed regret for the whole episode.
He said he had apologised to everyone who had faced embarrassment as a result of his programme.
Abeysundera telephoned the Newsfirst news studio this morning and sought an opportunity to tell his side of the story in the controversial episode on cricket and cricketers.
Newsfirst, that strictly maintains a balanced and unbiased stance in news reporting, readily agreed and offered the opportunity to Mahinda Abeysundera to tell his side of the story.
“For 15 years, I have been doing the ‘Vimasuma’ programme, which was earlier titled ‘Viparama’. On the 27th, what was expressed in the programme regarding the Sri Lanka – Pakistan match were my views.
“I very clearly said that for a moment I thought that Mahela and Thilan could not score because they wanted to change the game.
“I have sent a letter to Mahela Jayawardena, Thilan Samaraweera and Kumar Sangakkara apologising for any pain of mind if my views had been misinterpreted in a negative manner,” said Mahinda Abeysundera.
He also said that in his ‘Vimasuma’ programme, a segment was taken to provide entertainment to the public.
Abeysundera also said that he would extend a sincere and humble apology to the cricket loving viewers if his views had caused them pain of mind.
Courtesy: News First
you have all ready embarrass our cricket heros and our motherland,it is too late now to apologise.vimasuma should sack such a people from the entier program.No mercy.
Mr. Pillayan! I can’t agree with you! What happened to freedom of expression! May be a cricketer like Mahela to get bowled (mind you Middle wicket!) by Sohib and Thilan to get stumped in that silly manner is a disgrace. Then again, after doing a heroic fight back Sanga to sky that catch is not acceptable. Our Cricketers are not Gods!
There he is, Mr Pillayan the blogger who is enjoyong cricket on TV thanks to our valiant Sinhala soldiers who sacrificed their lives to save Mr Pillayan and his terrorist kinsmen from the clutches of the Sun God.
Mr Pillayan, please go to the Kotahena Shivam Temple everyday, morning and evening to crack coconuts to ensure blessings on those valiant Sinhala lads who sacrificed their lives in their early 20’s so that you and you bloody kinsmen could watch cricket.
The whole of the World Cup series is run by bookmakers from India and Pakistan and possibly from Sri Lanka. there is no sport in the World Cup. even the teams from the western world have not been spared this time.
World Cup cricket is all about money and ‘getting rich quick’. Three hearty cheers for journalists of Vimasuma.
You are right about bookmakers in Pakistan and India getting rich on the back of the World Cup. The large scale betting scandal was exposed last year by an investigative journalist in Britain who videoed the interview with a Pakistani king bookmaker with links to 3 Pakistani batsmen who were corrupt. As a result 3 Pakistani batsmen were sacked in shame. They should have been charged with cheating and corruption and sent to prison instead with the bookmaker. They also implicated some SL cricketers who have now retired. However, the case against them could not be proven.
The Pakistani bookmakers even bet on which over the corrupt Pakistani batsman would get out. It is all fixed beforehand. This was videoed and proven. There was suspicion about MJ and TS, experienced batsmen, as they got out so easily. Vimasuma revealed that a large bet had been placed. There could be a payday for the 2 batsmen. This is only speculation as nothing can be proven. However, the shadow of suspicion is there due to the revelations last year by the British investigative journalist, which were proven.
The spectators are taken for a ride. The truth is known to the king bookmakers and the corrupt batsmen. The Vimasuma programme was right to bring this corruption to the open. Afterall, this is the duty of investigative journalism to expose such malpractice and corruption. Perhaps one day the truth will all be revealed, but then it will be too late. The traitors have got away scot-free.
Apart from match fixing the other forms of cheating by Pakistani players are ball tampering and bowling slow overs.
Thank you Nicholas. Corrupt practices have invaded the world of sports. Drugs, betting, bookmakers and every other evil known to humanity.
In the finals of the World Cup, if the teams are both sub-continental teams, the weaker will win. This will create a dozen billionaires overnight.
it is only Pillayan and his ilk who can enjoy the luxury of watching cricket on TV. Those who were traumatised by the war for over three decades are left alone to deal with the trauma.
The child whose arms and legs had been severed ask for water and then for her mother. I poured water into her mouth from a soda bottle. I asked her to hang on and went out to the street. In the nearest lamp-post a long rope was dangling and strung on it were seven severed heads of women. I ran back to the hut and carried the child and walked over to the lamp post. The child looked up and her eyes displayed recognition of her mother. Then her body went limp.
Nicholas, do you reckon I can ever enjoy anything (including watching cricket) in the remainder of my life?
what the shit going on here ???????????this is 100% embarrass our cricket heros and our motherland.its time to thing MA stop the vimasuma.its totally going wrong.MA and ur sucking crow go to srikota..
my dear singhala kotti G.S.,as i said you are bloody jvp and people like you helped bloody ltte to killed our innocent srilanken,you are not even buddihst,people like you can not be buddhist,because real buddhist person respect the others.as you said you can not enjoy nothing, not even our srilanken freedom and peace which we got after 30years of fighting with bloody Ltte.So how can you enjoy our best cricket team way they play?