Bid to unearth sports stars in Northern Province
A sports talent identification camp for the Northern Province on the
instructions of the Ministry of Sports will be held at the Vidyananda
Vidyalaya grounds in Mullaitivu on May 14 and 15, 2011, with the
Minister of Sports, Mahindananda Aluthgamage gracing this occasion as
the chief guest.
Seventeen game events which have been identified are being
popularized in the suburbs parallel to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Sportsmen and women from these areas are to be identified at the
district level and brought to the national as well as the international
arena. For this purpose, the Ministry of Sports has organized talent
identification camps around the island. The talent identification camp
for the Northern Province will be held in Mullaitivu covering all the
districts of the Northern Province.
The Ministry of Sports will be taking steps to popularize sports such
as cricket, rugby, football, tennis, swimming, and badminton which are
limited to the urban areas to the suburbs. For this purpose, coaches for
sports, project officers, and sports officers will be appointed at the
divisional level. The Ministry of Sports states that for this to become
a success, identifying sports persons through the sports talent
identification camp will be of immense help.