The 22nd National Youth Sports Festival jointly organized by the National Youth Services Council, Youth Affairs Ministry and Sri Lanka Youth Clubs Federation will be held from November 11 to 14 at Jayathilake sports ground, Nawalapitiya.
The opening ceremony will be held on November 11 at 9 am under the patronage of the Youth Affairs Minister Dallus Alahapperuma, Deputy Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and the Chairman of the NYSC and Director General Lalith Pium Perera. There are two age groups in the sports festival under 20 and over 20. There are 60 track and field events, 10 team events (Kabadi, football, volleyball, cricket and netball) and a marathon race and a cycle race (men and women).
The competitions were held in Divisional Secretariat, District, Provincial and National levels. More than 15,000 sportsmen and sportswomen participated at the competitions.