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We need to overhaul Sri Lanka’s Sports Act – Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

The newly formed Sports Council has set aside their priorities and the first thing they will be looking at is changing the Sports Act.

The committee headed by former Test captain Mahela Jayawardene consist several high profile names both in sports and the cooperate sector.

Sri Lanka’s leading run scorer in cricket Kumar Sangakkara is also a member. Speaking to The Island, Sangakkara explained the main priority of the Sports Council.

“The Sports Law is now 47 years old. We need to overhaul it and bring it in line to international standards while not losing the local flavour. We also need to look through the Olympic charter to ensure that we are not at odds with each other and to make sure that all associations are complying with it. We have to look at how sports bodies move forward financially, structurally and operationally…

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