Sri Lanka’s selection committee chairman Ashanta de Mel resigned from her post after the 0-2 defeat to the hosts in the recently concluded home Test series against England. England were swept 2–0 in the two-match Test series.
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Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement that Ashanta resigned from her post with immediate effect citing personal reasons. Ashley De Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket, said, ‘We respect Ashanta’s decision and thank him for the service he has given to Sri Lanka cricket during his tenure as the Chairman of the Cricket Selection Committee. .
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England had defeated Sri Lanka by seven and six wickets in two Tests played in Gaul. The series ended on Monday. The former fast bowler stepped down as team manager a few days ago.