President promotes local sports culture

2020-09-17 at 09:29

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has on emphasised the importance of establishing a sports culture to create a healthy and strong society.

The Head of State said complete citizens are formed when students take up sports along with education.

The President yesterday held a progress meeting of the State Ministry of Rural and School Sports Infrastructure Improvement at the Presidential Secretariat.

During the meeting, the Head of State emphasised the importance of identifying sports talent at a young age and provide them with national and international standard training.

The development of school grounds was also discussed during the meeting.

Meanwhile, Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa revealed plans are underway to establish an international standard sports university by merging the National Institute of Sports Science with the Diyagama Sports Complex.