Apr 30, 2019

Retractions on sports teams and officials Featured

'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns that the allocations made by the Ministry of Sports to support athletes attached to 60 sports federations is not sufficient.

The Ministry of Sports has also taken measures to control the attendance of officials attached to the Ministry of Sports to overseas tournaments during the recent past.

It is reported that those officials obtained funds from the Ministry as allowances when they attending overseas sports events.

Meanwhile, the allocation of 100 million rupees to the National Olympic Committee, instead of the Ministry of Sport, which is not responsible for the state audit, has been controversial.

The National Olympic Committee also receives an annual fund from the International Olympic Committee , and at the same time, the Ministry of Sports is providing air tickets to sports personnel and officials for overseas tournaments such as SAAF, Asian Games, Commonwealth and Olympic Games, though they attend such games via the National Olympic Committee.