National Sports Policy
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage yesterday presented the
National Sports Policy of Sri Lanka with the vision of making Sri Lanka
the strongest Asian country in sports. The significance of the policy is
to introduce legal provision to ensure the election of independent
persons to sports organizations.
The policy states that laws in connection with the use of prohibited
stimulants and drugs will be introduced in terms of World Anti Doping
It also declares that a sport drug education strategy will be
implemented in the first instance, while steps would be taken to empower
an institution to investigate, test and prosecute persons involved in
manufacturing, distributing and use of drugs prohibited in sports. The
policy introduces a code of ethics to be declared and followed by all
concerned to protect its honour and integrity.
Another clause in the policy deals with the grant of tax relief to
private institutions which provide various forms of assistance for the
development of sports.