Close on the heels of former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claiming that the Sri Lanka cricket team "sold" the World Cup 2011 final to ensure victory for India, a probe has been reportedly ordered into the allegations.
Aluthgamage, sports minister from 2010 to 2015 and now state minister for renewable energy and power, said he "did not want to disclose" the plot at the time.
"I feel I can talk about it now".
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.
"We must investigate what happened to Sri Lanka at the 2011 World Cup final". "There must be an inquiry", added Ranatunga, who said players could not hide the "dirt".
Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Aravinda De Silva has been summoned by the Special Investigation Division of the Ministry of Sports to record a statement over the 2011 ICC World Cup Final match-fixing allegation, SSP W.
But India turned the game dramatically, thanks in part to poor fielding and bowling by Sri Lanka, who were led by Kumar Sangakkara.
The Lanka legend was the Chairman of the Selection Committee of the SLC in 2011, when the World Cup was played.
Aluthgamage recently told this newspaper that the International Cricket Council had recently sent him a message informing him of their interest in discussing the match-fixing allegations he had raised.
"Since he says he has evidence and proof, the prudent thing to do is to go to the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC and put forth his claims, so they can investigate them thoroughly and come to a conclusion whether what the former minister says is true or not".