Namal suspends Sri Lanka Rugby

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Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette suspending Sri Lanka Rugby.

The Minister issued the Gazette in accordance with the powers vested in him under Section 32 (b) and 33 of Sports Act. No. 25 of 1973, and its amendments.

Minister Rajapaksa appointed the Director General of the Department of Sports Development Amal Edirisuriya as the competent authority of Sri Lanka Rugby with effect from 1 April. The appointed competent authority will oversee the administrative and other required proceedings, and call for and hold the relevant elections as well as perform the activities of the said national sports association until then as the temporary procedure