Security threat for World Cup

Serious security threat is looming over the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 tournament scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka later this year after some important security documents had gone missing from the office of the tournament’s security consultant, a top Sri Lanka Cricket official confirmed.
The security consultant appointed by the ICC Shane Dullewa had reportedly visited Australia on a short visit and had found that some important documents relating to the World T20 security were missing from his office.
He had complained about the matter yesterday to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Chief Executive Officer Ajit Jayasekara as the 2012 ICC World T20 main office is also located within the SLC headquarters in Maitland Place, Colombo.

“Our CEO informed us of the incident, submitting a letter from the World T20 Security consultant and we advised him to conduct an inquiry immediately as we felt it was a serious issue” said the SLC top official.
Shane Dullewa who said that he was attending the funeral of a close relation said yesterday that he is unable to comment on the matter.
The World T20 Tournament Director Upekha Abeykoon-nell however completely denied any such incident had happened.
“Not to my knowledge. What files?” she asked.
Kurunduwatte Police said they had not received any complaint regarding the matter. “We checked our MCRS, but there is no such complaint. Anyway if there is a complaint from SLC we should know it definitely” Kurunduwatte Police said.
An SLC insider said that this was history repeating itself as some computer hard disks containing audit documents of the 2011 cricket World Cup which Sri Lanka co-hosted had been stolen from the World Cup office which was also located inside SLC headquarters nearly an year ago in June last year.
However cricket officials claimed that there was no real problem as they had back-ups of all documents that were in the hard disks.
Following last year’s incident, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said he suspected an "inside job" over the missing hard disks.
"It has to be an inside job. A robot didn't come and steal the hard disks" Aluthgamage said a day after Police launched an investigation into the alleged break-in.
An SLC official said that there were no signs of any “break-in” at SLC headquarters and added that if the alleged theft is true, it has to be an ‘inside job’ as the minister said the last time.
By Channaka De Silva

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