Cabinet approves proposal to develop sports schools in Sri Lanka

Cabinet approves proposal to develop sports schools in Sri Lanka

December 1, 2020   12:10 pm

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The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for several proposals for the upliftment of sports schools and sports scholarships in the country.

These proposals involve increasing the sports schools, development of infrastructure facilities in the sports schools as well as increasing the sports scholarship nutrition allowances and other allowances.

Measures were taken in 1989 to inaugurate sports schools in all the districts covering each district of the island.

Thereby, a program has been planned collectively by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Sports in order to implement the concept more productively.

Accordingly, the cabinet of ministers has approved the following consolidated resolutions submitted by the Minister of Education along with the Minister of Youth and Sports.

- Development of infrastructure facilities in 26 existing sports schools.
- Development of the following schools as special sports schools.

i. Inauguration and development of a new bi-lingual national school named ‘Cricket Sports School’ within the premises of Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium and enroll students to grade six (6) from the year 2021.
ii. Development of Pelwatte Navodya School as an athletic/volleyball sports school
iii. Development of Mahinda Rajapaksha Vidyalaya, Pitipana for athletic games
iv. Development of Murunkan Maha Vidyalaya, Mannar for football/athletic games.

- Construction of new school hostels in the sport schools and development of the existing hostels
- Increase of sports scholarships and other allowances to suit the current requirements

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