National Sports Day moved to July

National Sports Day moved to July

The proposal to move Sri Lanka’ National Sports Day to 31st of July has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Sports Minister NamalĀ  Rajapaksa submitted the proposal as the previously declared date (April 06) did not get much recognition as it was in close proximity to the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year.

31st July has been selected as it also marks the day when Duncan White won the Silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles giving Sri Lanka global recognition at the Summer Olympics.