BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

Selection of Ex-Combatants to National Sports Teams

A programme for the selection of potential players to the sports teams at National level was launched at Sugathadasa Stadium premises with the participation of 135 Rehabilitation beneficiaries of 19th June 2012 under the patronage of Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, the Minister of Sports, Hon Chandrasiri Gajadheera, the Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms and Brigadier Dharshana Hettiarrachchi the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation.

In the selection process, they were grouped under different categories such as track and field events, Soccer, Cricket, Chess, Carom, Rifle shooting, Karate, Swimming, Badminton, Volley Ball, Kabaddi, and Weight lifting.

11 x beneficiaries out of 135 were retained for further coaching and trainings in swimming by the sports ministry. This effort will help to bring out the hidden talents of the youth from the North and East and it will have a great impact to establish lasting peace in Mother Lanka.

It is learnt that there are about 15-20 ex-Combatants who could be groomed in different sports to perform at National level with proper guidance and coaching.