The sorry and substandard performance by one of our women athletes in the javelin throw event at the recently concluded Asian Games in China clearly shows that our selectors here are not doing their duty correctly or conscientiously. A set of track event athletes (runners) just prior to this were debarred by the courts from travelling to compete in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games as they were selected injudiciously over a legitimate athlete of the track event who had achieved much better timings!
Whither bound Sri Lanka with all the “forward march” atmosphere! Certainly, elements are creeping into the many sports bodies and are surreptitiously lining their pockets even at the expense of the good name of Sri Lanka as the former China Games javelin throw effort mentioned should show.
No one knows what happened to the officials who tried to send the wrong team to India.
It is high time that the Honourable Minister and the law deal very severely with these offenders whatever their status or pull.
Here’s all good wishes for the miracle of Asia in the making.