Sri Lanka becomes 1st South Asian country to call match fixing a crime

Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to bring match-fixing cases to the category of crime as its parliament passed a bill related to ‘Prevention of Offences Related to Sports’. This new legislation related to match-fixing and corruption will apply to all sports & if a person is found guilty of corruption in the game, he can be punished for up to 10 years and also be required to pay other fines.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/SSC CGL:

  • Sri Lanka Capitals: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee.
  • Prime minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe; President: Maithripala Sirisena.

Source: The News18

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