All arrangements have been finalized to conduct the 36th National Sports Festival under international standards from October 30 to November 1 at the Bogambara Stadium in Kandy.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Sports and the Sports Development Authority at a cost of Rs 50 million.
Secretary to the Ministry of Sports S Liyanagama stated that this year’s event will have a great amount of significance with attractive cash awards presented to the winners and the runners up in addition to several other gift packs and souvenirs.
In fact for the first time in the history a luxury car will be presented to the Most Outstanding sportsman at this year’s National Sports Festival while brand new motorbikes and laptop computers will also be presented to different award winners.
In the individual event the winners will receive a cash award of Rs 5,000/-, runner up Rs 3,000/- and the third place Rs 2,000/-. In the team events the winners will receive a cash award of Rs 15,000/-, runners-up Rs 10,000/- and the third place Rs 5,000/-.