SLC said it got the green light from the defence ministry.
The tour is on as we planned, says SLC
"We have the green light from the defence ministry," Mohan de Silva told AFP. "The tour is on as we planned. I myself and our office bearers will also be accompanying the team."
After Fawad Chaudhry, Afridi makes a bizarre claim
Meanwhile, Afridi has followed the footsteps of a Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry, who made a bizarre statement claiming India was behind Lankan players pulling out of their upcoming tour of Pakistan.
Reacting to players' decision to opt out of the tour, Afridi claimed he had spoken to a few Lankan players before who were ready to play Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the country.
Afridi blames IPL
'Lankan players are under pressure from IPL franchises'
"Sri Lankan players are under pressure from IPL franchises. I spoke to Sri Lankan players last time when there was talk of them coming to Pakistan & playing in PSL. They said they wanted to come, but IPL guys say if you go to Pakistan we won't give you a contract," Afridi said in a video interview.
SLC should put pressure on the contracted players: Afridi
"Pakistan has always supported Lanka, it never happened that we had a tour of Lanka & our players rested. SLC should put pressure on their contracted players to go to Pakistan. Sri Lanka players who'll come will always be remembered in Pakistan's history," he added.