The Auditor General had examined the expenses of the CWG Hambantota 2018 (Pvt.) Ltd from November 23, 2010, to May 31, 2013, its initial share capital, financial donations to it, its financial statements and legal matters in relation to its liquidation.
“The total amount of funds received from public institutions, donations from the private sector and interest income from banks was Rs. 698.9 million. It was discovered that Rs 570.8 million had been received from the private institutions and 85 individuals, but formal receipts had not been issued to them. Out of that sum, Rs 120.4 million had been directly obtained in cash.
The 34-member Organizing Committee set up for the bid to host the Commonwealth Games (CWG2018) in Hambantota was co-chaired by then Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and then Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal.