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SLRFU Loses IRB Status

Mar 8, 2011 7:01:11 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has reportedly stripped Sri Lanka’s Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) of full member status after it failed to conduct board elections in accordance with IRB bye laws.

The international media referring to an IRB statement has said the decision followed ongoing concerns regarding the governance and management of the SLRFU after it missed a January 31 deadline for elections in line with its constitution.

The IRB has been quoted as saying, “The SLRFU will now revert to IRB Associate Member status with a further review to be held on April 1, 2011 pending the successful completion of the Union’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) and board elections.”

“The SLRFU remains entitled to participate in Asian Rugby Football Union competitions subject to the Regional Association’s rules.”