Sri Lanka Cricket in a media release announced the appointment of Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, the former Air Chief of the Sri Lanka Air Force, as the Chief Security Advisor of the SLC, in order to strengthen our security program covering all forms of Cricket.
His role will be to help enhance SLC’s security affairs related to all International Inbound and Outbound tours, Security of the national and junior squads, players, coaches, ground security and also spectator security.
He will also be in charge of ‘Strategic Review’ of Sri Lanka Cricket’s security program.
Roshan, who joined the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1978 as a helicopter pilot rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshall, Commanded the Air Force and thereafter served as the Chief of Defense Staff, serving the Sri Lankan defense establishment for 35 plus years.
“I am sure, his entry will strengthen the security program, we have placed in order to continue our cricketing calendar, without any hindrance.’’ said Shammi Silva, President of SLC.
“We take security as our top priority, when it comes to any form of cricket, since having a secure environment helps teams and players to engage in healthy competition,’’ the SLC President further added.