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Asia Rugby wants Sri Lanka Rugby to hold election

8 May, 2022

The suspension of the membership of Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) by Asia Rugby will only be lifted after SLR conducts its Annual General Meeting independently under the supervision of the National Olympic Committee.

The suspension of SLR by Asia Rugby came about after the government in a highly controversial move sacked the sport's local governing body over an administrative matter that was in no way detrimental to the game.

The delegation from Asia Rugby met with relevant stakeholders of rugby, mainly SLR, the National Olympic Committee, club representatives, the Rugby Referees Association and Sports Ministry officials and a consensus was reached that a fresh election was necessary.

Meanwhile, a writ application case regarding the sacking of SLR through a government Gazette, was taken up in the Court of Appeal on May 4 but was put off for Thursday May 12.

The NOC confirmed that until a decision was reached by the Court of Appeal the AGM of SLR cannot be conducted.