Sri Lankan athletes to resume training in June

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Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 21, 2020: The Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka has given the green light to all sports bodies to resume national team training from June 1.

“We have informed all sports bodies to conduct their pool training from June 1,” said KDS Ruwanchandra, secretary to the Sports Ministry.

He said the Ministry’s Sports Medical Institute will issue guidelines for all sports associations to follow when national training resumes after a break of more than two months.

Ever since the England cricket team pulled out of their tour of Sri Lanka in early March, and the high-profile schools rugby competition was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, all sporting activities in the island nation have come to a standstill.

But with the easing of lockdown measures and the government keen on relaunching the economy and opening up day-to-day activities in the country, sport is beginning to get off the ground.

One of the first major national events that will kick-start sport is the 46th National Sports Festival with the finals of the track and field meet set for September at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Meanwhile the deadline for election of officials to national sports federations, scheduled to be completed by May 31, has been extended until the end of August.

Source: Sunday Observer