We are going to focus on the next Asian Games and plan to form a National pool with the best athletes said National Sports Council (NSC) Chairman Arjuna Ranatunga at the NSC work progress press conference held at NSC Board room at Torrington square yesterday.
We have invited the National sports bodies to send their best players to form the National pool but apart from 20 National sports Federations others have failed to do so, said Arjuna.
We closely worked with Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe and the Sport Ministry officials to build up Sports and we have a big responsibility to do this and National Sports Bodies have a big role to play. We have more than 60 National sports bodies but only 20 Sports Bodies are active.
We wanted to find the medal-winning sports and give Infrastructure facilities and the system has to change according to their success added Arjuna.
The Sports Ministry Secretary Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva, Sports Director General Amal Edirisooriya. and members of the NSC were also present.