New circular with regard to school sports competitions.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 8:29


The Education Ministry has decided to issue a new circular with regard to school children participating in sports competitions.

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardhana said that this step was taken since reports had been made of several unfortunate incidents connected with children’s participation in sports competitions.

Participating at a discussion held at the Education Ministry yesterday with regard to releasing a new circular, said that a circular with regard to the participation of school children in sports competitions had already been released.

However on this occasion the Minister said that there was a question as to whether all schools followed that circular.


Speaking further he also had this to say...


President Mahinda Rajapakse today issued instructions to the Ministry of Education to subject students to a physical test prior to them entering into athletic events.