Video : Punitive action likely against the NOC for making a local issue international.
The Sports Ministry stated that the letter written by the National Olympic Committee to the International Olympic Committee will be answered at national level.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told our news team that he will give an explanation with regard to the National Olympic Committee letter during a special meeting scheduled to be held in Switzerland on the 27th of this month.
The National Olympic Committee letter sent to the International Olympic Committee has challenged the Sri Lanka’s Sports Act No.25 of 1973 and its regulations.
In a communiqué issued by the Sports Ministry stated that a decision has to be taken on the release of future funds to 24 Sports Clubs coming under the purview of the National Olympic Committee.
Following the National Olympic Committee letter, the International Olympic Committee had recently asked written explanations from the Sports Ministry.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that it is surprising to surface a problem 40 years after the close of funds’ auditing.