Committee to monitor athletes’ welfare | Sunday Observer

Committee to monitor athletes’ welfare

18 October, 2020

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has appointed a special Committee to probe the welfare of athletes and their activities.

The Committee is headed by Director General of Sports Amal Edirisooriya with the Director General of the Sports Medicine Institute Dr Lal Ekanayake, National athletic coach YK Kularatne, Sports Deputy Director IP Wijeratne and athletic coach Harijan Ratnayake as members. Meanwhile the Institute of Sports Medicine is expected to issue guidelines where training opportunities will be limited to select athletes of each sport, similar to national sports training resuming after the first Covid 19 lockdown was lifted.

Once again each Association will have to come up with a list of selected athletes who will be given a limited session in sporting facilities where they will have to adhere to all health guidelines during training. (DR)