Jul 28, 2018

Nearly 250-strong contingent from SL for Asian Games Featured

A contingent of nearly 250 persons from Sri Lanka is to attend the 18th Asian Games which will be held in Indonesia next month, reports say.
The Games is touted as the largest sports event in Asia  and sources say that 185 Sri Lankan athletes have been selected to compete in 28 games along with 60 officials.

Certain members of this group are being sent at the expense of the National Olympic Committee, reports say.

The large entourage is also selected despite sports minister Faiszer Mustapha earlier stating that only those who face a chance of winning a medal would be sent.

Only 2 medals in Incheon

During the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sri Lanka was only able to get single Gold medal and a single bronze medal. Both medals were won from cricket.