The Sport's Ministry's Special Investigation Unit probing 2011 World Cup match -fixing allegations has called former captain of Sri Lankan cricket team, Aravinda De Siva to make a statement in this regard.
"I tell you that we [Sri Lanka team] sold the 2011 World Cup", former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said earlier this month. "I tell you this with responsibility".
"Even when I was sports minister I believed this". "I am not connecting players, but some sections were involved", he said.
Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 274 for six and removed Sachin Tendulkar for just 18 to leave India on the backfoot after the eventual winners lost two wickets for a meagre 31 runs.
India's victory, which was voted as the greatest sporting moment from 2000-2020 in a Laureus poll earlier this year, has been a sore point for many in the island nation and now local media reports claim that chief selector for the 2011 finals, Aravinda de Silva, has also been summoned for an interview with investigators on Tuesday.
But India turned the game dramatically, thanks in part to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who were led by Kumar Sangakkara.
Global cricket in Sri Lanka has previously been linked to corruption allegations, including claims of match-fixing ahead of a 2018 Test against England.
"I gave to the Police, a copy of the complaint I lodged with the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 30 October 2011 regarding the said allegation as then Sports Minister", he said.
"He needs to take his "evidence" to the ICC and the Anti corruption and Security Unit so the claims can be investigated thoroughly", he tweeted.