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Person who lured Kusal Janith into match-fixing identified

The person who had tried to lure national cricketers Kusal Janith Perera and Rangana Herath into match-fixing during a recent home series has been identified as one Gayan Vishwajith, say sports ministry sources.

Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara hinted to the identity of the person during a speech he gave at a dinner for the Sri Lanka junior team participating in the under-19 world cup.

Vishwajith has been introduced to cricketers by bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake, as a bowler for them during practice sessions.

However, he is not a player of any sports club.

Supplier of models

Said to be a supplier of models, he is assisted in his job by Anusha’s wife.

Vishwajith, who drives a BMW, is popular among the national team members as a wealthy, playful character.

He is said to be close to Kusal as well as Anjelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga.

Await details of the IPL trip by Mathews, Lasith, Gayan, Anusha….