21st Commonwealth Games : Sri Lanka to send a contingent of 87 for Gold Coast games | Sunday Observer

21st Commonwealth Games : Sri Lanka to send a contingent of 87 for Gold Coast games

All arrangements are set to hold the 21st Commonwealth Games this year in Gold Coast, Australia from April 5th to 15. Sri Lanka is to send a contingent of 87 to compet in 13 sporting disciplines. This was stated by the Minister of Sports at a press briefing held recently at the Information Department auditorium. Minister has specifically stated that only a selected set of officials will be permitted to attend the Games. He further added already a committee headed by former National Athletic coach and Sports Advisor Sunil Gunewardena has been appointed to select the suitable officials to make the tour to Gold Coast. The Committee include the following Susanthika Jayasinghe, Sajith Jayalal Dr. Lakshman Edirisinghe, Daya Ratna and I. G. Wijeratne.

This year’s Commonwealth Games will hold 17 sporting disciplines inclusive of Rugby Sevens.

Sri Lanka is set to field competitors for 13 displines they are Athletics, Weight Lifting, Wrestling, Rugby 7s, Boxing, Swimming, Badminton,Table Tennis, Squash, Shooting, Beach Volleyball, Cycling and Gymnastics. (BP) 

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