Facilities for the Olympic athletes which was estimated by National Olympic Committee Financial Assistance Was Provided – Amal Edirisuriya, Director General, Sports Development Department.
From the financial allocations relevant to the estimate submitted by the National Olympic Committee for the provision of facilities has been provided to the Sri Lankan team participating in the 2020 Olympic Games in Yatoki, Japan stated Mr Amal Edirisuriya , Director General of the Sports Development Department. Mr Amal made aware that the media was publishing false news that the teams had not been given the competition kits.
International sports events such as the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games, all activities related to the Games are organized on the recommendations of the Olympic Committee and accordingly in Sri Lanka and the National Olympic Committee is responsible for this.
Accordingly, the estimate which has been submitted by the National Olympic Committee to participate in the forthcoming Olympic Games, the financial allocation required to provide other income facilities was presented to the National Olympic Committee by the Department of Sports Development under the instructions of the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Namal Rajapaksa
At a preparatory meeting at the Ministry of Sports on the occasion of the 2020 Olympic Games when
submissions were made for sponsorship of sportswear required by the athletes. National Chairman of the Sports Council Mahela Jayawardena was also present.
In the relevant discussion, Mr Edirisuriya further stated that a private sponsor was providing the required outfits for the Olympic Games to be used by the Olympic athletes.
Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa who was invited to participate in the Olympic Games
attended the Yatoki Olympics and watched several events to encourage our participants.
At the same time, the Minister attended several discussions for strengthening the cooperation between the two countries.
For these trips Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa and Minister of State for Rural and School Terms Facilities Promotion Mr. Thenuka Vidanagamaye did not receive any financial assistance from the Sports Development Department for these trips confirmed Director General Amal Edirisuriya