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Lanka must target 2018 Commonwealth Games – NOC Chief

Nov 29, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka President Hemasiri Fernando said Sri Lanka could bounce back and target to do well at 2018 Commonwealth Games, if the country works with a vision. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, Sri Lanka Olympic chief stressed the need to identify priorities and work to a proper plan with a vision, if Sri Lanka is to make the best use of its bid to host the Commonwealth Games in eight years’ time. The NOC President said he will present a complete schedule and a plan for President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his blessings. Fernando expressed confidence in the new Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage and said they could make a collective effort to the betterment of Sri Lanka sport. Fernando said that the NOC is not a factory that produces medals but a facilitator for the national sports associations (NSAs) and sportsmen to enter the international arena.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/11/30/spo01.asp