Nov 09, 2018

Food allowance suspended at Torrington Sports hostel

The Sports Ministry had taken a decision to suspend the free meal provided to sports men and women at the Torrington Sports Hostel in Colombo 07.

The free meals were provided to sports men and women who engage in athletics and other sports training, over the past several years.

However, the authorities had taken measures to close down the hostel from August and when it was reopened; the free food had been stopped. However, the nutrition allowance and food provided to athletes by the sports authorities would be decided after the selections next year.

Next year the Asian Athletics Championship and the World Athletics Championships are scheduled to take place, but the national squad named by the Sri Lanka Athletics Association is yet to receive the approval of the Sports Minister.