Expert Committee to be appointed to assess development of sports sector

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Roshan Ranasinghe, to establish an expert committee to assess the development of Sri Lanka’s sports sector and its future strategies.

In addition, the President instructed that the committee should comprise ministers in charge of sports and education, industry experts, as well as representatives from both the ruling and opposition parties in parliament.

President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, gave these instructions during his visit to the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex this morning (25 March) as part of his observation tour.

Additionally, the President highlighted that consistent implementation of this program each year can yield a cohort of athletes in Sri Lanka capable of achieving international success within a few years.

The President emphasized the significance of identifying children’s sporting talents between the ages of 10-12 years and providing them with appropriate opportunities for growth and development.

He also recommended that 100 schools across the island, headed by the leading schools in Colombo, should take steps to promote baseball within the year and aim to establish Sri Lanka as a prominent country for baseball in Asia.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe also emphasized the significance of offering retirement options to athletes who have represented the country in various sports events and enabling them to obtain a degree, recognizing it as a fundamental qualification.

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