Minister of sports meets with National Olympic Committee
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 11:03
The minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara has taken steps to amend the sports law and regulations according to the principles of International Olympic charter. He has also taken actions to submit the issues arising in relation to amending the sports law and regulations to the Olympic committee.
He has also agreed to amend the sports regulations before 31.12.2015 in line with Olympic rules, participating in a discussion at Lausanne on 13.10.2015. Mr. Pero Miro the deputy director General of the International Olympic committee, Mr. Maxwell de Silva secretary to the Sri lankan Olympic committee participated in this discussion. It was also discussed to hold elections of all sports associations after amending sports regulations.
At a discussion held with president of the International Olympic committee on 15.10.2015 it was agreed to provide technical assistance to build the Olympic museum in our country. The president also agreed to sort out problems faced by Sri lankan sports teams taking part in International events.
Matters taken up for discussion were banning of events such as Badminton and swimming. The minister has had discussions with the president of the swimming association and she has pledged opportunities for sri lanka to participate in International events.
Sri Lankan high commissioner in Geneva , Ravinatha Ariyasinghe, Mr. Maxwell Silva secretary of Sri lankan National Olympic Committee, Mr. K.D.S.Ruwanchandra Director General of sports, Mr. Saman Ariyasinghe president of the National sports museum participated in this event.
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