A new Sports Act will be introduced for Sri Lanka; Sports Minister

A new Sports Act will be introduced for Sri Lanka; Sports Minister

A new Sports Act will be introduced for Sri Lanka; Sports Minister

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Aug, 2020 | 4:15 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa on Tuesday (18) said his main aim as Minister of Sports is to introduce a new Sports Act for Sri Lanka.

Speaking to News 1st after officially assuming duties as the Minister of Sports, Namal Rajapaksa said the existing Sports Law was subject to 04 separate amendments since 1973 and the need of the hour is for a fresh Sports Act.

The new Sports Act will be prepared in consultation of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, The Attorney General’s Department, and the Justice Minister, said Namal Rajapaksa.

” Sports bodies must function independently and there needs to be transparency within those bodies as well as in the Sports Ministry,” said the new Sports Minister.

He further said a Sports Council will be set up to uplift sports in the villages and upgrade the talents to reach national standards.

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