Steps to establish Sports uni. soon



Steps have been taken to speed up the operations of the proposed Sports University by providing the opportunity to undergraduates to complete the degree with expertise in sports, State Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Rohana Dissanayaka said.

By enhancing the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex, it is intended to construct the Sports University, which is expected to recognize outstanding athletes both locally and at the school level and provide the necessary facilities to advance their abilities.

He expressed these views today (11) during a press conference themed ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’ held at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC).

The State Minister added that the National Sports Council has been established, putting an end to allegations of political interference in the selection of athletes for international sports competitions. He said that the new National Sports Council, which would include seasoned athletes and experienced professionals, will contribute to the development of a robust sports culture in the nation.

Meanwhile, the State Minister also said that steps will be taken to restart the National Youth Sports Festival and the ‘Thurunu Shakthi’ program.


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