About Us

If we trace back the history of sports in Sri Lanka, the year 1948 can be termed as a golden year as it was in that year that a Silver Medal was won by Sri Lanka at the International Olympic Games.

Duncan White won a Silver Medal in 400m hurdles in that year and thereafter, Sri Lankan sports have marched forward with many ups and downs on its way during the last 63 years. The highest award that Sri Lanka could win during the recent past was the winning of a Silver Medal by Susanthika Jayashinge at Sydney Olympics in the year 2000, In between, Sri Lanka has won many awards at the Commonwealth Games, World Championship, Asian games and South Asian Games bringing credit to the country.

Winning the Cricket World Cup in 1996 and being runners up twice thereafter have taken Sri Lanka to greater heights as a world leader in Cricket.

But during the last decade or so, there had been some setbacks in Sri Lankan sports due to unavoidable reasons. Due to the war situation which prevailed in the country for over 3 decades and up-rising among the youths have prevented the Sri Lankan younger generation from drawing towards sports. But with the dawn of the long awaited peace in the country, the time has come to use sports for the greater good of the peace, unity and prosperity of the nation. In this regard ,there are ample opportunities of using Sports for the good health of the younger generation by sharpening their sports talents to make them an active and a disciplined lot who could march ahead with team spirit .Similarly , in our attempts to make Sri Lanka the “ Wonder of Asia ” it is necessary to provide infra-structure facilities required by the sports field in order to build it up to make Sri Lanka an attractive venue in sports which could contribute for the economic development of the country creating, in turn, a new sports culture.

With these broad objectives in view, and to develop the sports field in Sri Lanka on a systematic and a scientific footing, it is proposed to announce a national policy on sports. It is hoped that all concerned parties will abide by this policy.

It is proposed to develop many varieties of sports in Sri Lanka to make sports an active contributor to the economic development of the country. Sports could also be used for the development of tourism as especially the international fame and recognition achieved in cricket can be used for this purpose. Similarly golf, surfing, and water sports have ideal opportunities and possibilities in Sri Lanka. In addition, motor racing, hill climbing, beach games and horse racing could be promoted in a big way and developed to attract tourists.

Another aspect is the development of sports-related industries with the use of our raw material and talented craftsmanship Sports equipment which are in great demand and tools which have a ready market could be easily manufactured in Sri Lanka, having encouraged prospective investors to undertake their production.

We also can develop the human resources relating to sports so that they can work as in international trainers and sports instructors. There are ample opportunities in Sri Lanka to develop those activities.

The favourable climatic conditions prevailing in Sri Lanka could be used to make the country an International Training Center in sports for overseas sports persons throughout the year.

In this task, sports should be treated as a beneficial economic activity which requires analysis and provision of related support.

With these broad concepts in view and in consideration of all the above factors, it is proposed to declare Sports Policy for Sri Lanka to develop the field of sports on a systematic and a scientific footing. Accordingly, it is hoped that all parties connected to sports will act in terms of proposed sports policy.

MINISTRY OF YOUTH &
SPORTS
Our Values

  1. To make Sports an integral part of Sri Lankan Culture and Society.
  2. To utilize Sports to enrich the quality of life, physical wellbeing and health of all Sri Lankans.
  3. To provide knowledge, access and the opportunity for everyone to participate in Sports and enjoy its benefits.
  4. To make available resources and appropriate infrastructure for the overall development of Sport.
  5. To assist every Sri Lankan to achieve optimum potential in Sport and ensure that Sri Lanka’s international image as a successful sporting nation is both viable and sustainable.
  6. To develop a Sports Industry in Sri Lanka, create new employment and contribute to the promotion of economic growth.
  7. To utilize the field of sports as one of the main foreign exchange earner of Sri Lanka.
  8. To bring peace and communal harmony through the sports.

Our Objectives

  1. Formulation of policies, relevant subjects of Departments and statutory institutions in relation to the subject of sport.
  2. Taking necessary action to encourage sports activities and provision of necessary infrastructure facilities in order to achieve desired tasks.
  3. Promotion of sports education.
  4. Work out new methodologies and programmes in order to make use of the sport to build Sri Lanka’s image internationally.
  5. Promotion of necessary facilities and coordination whch is imperative for physical fitness of the general public.
  6. All other activities relevant to the subjects assigned to the associate Departments, statutory bodies and public corporations affiliated to the Ministry of Sports.
  7. Supervision of associated departments, statutory bodies and public corporations affiliated to the Ministry of Sports.

Vision

To be the leader in sports in Asia

Mission

To build a consolidated and prosperous land by grooming every citizen to be an energetic, healthy disciplined and dignified person through formulation of National policies and implementing same.

SLT MOBITEL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Regulations

Sports Development which was initiated as a small unit during the mid sixties (60) was established as a sports division under the Ministry of People lised Services in 1966. The Department of Sports was instigated 1968 and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Sports was established in 1970. The Department of Sports Development was taken under the preview of the said Ministry. The Department functioned under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 1989 and promoted up to Grade A Department. The Department of Sports Development functioned under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in 2002 and in 2003 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and from 2004 – 2007 under.

Regulations
Members & Team
Sports Development which was initiated as a small unit during the mid sixties (60) was established as a sports division under the Ministry of People lised Services in 1966. The Department of Sports was instigated 1968.

Organization Chart Ministry of Sports

Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon

Secretary

secretary@moys.gov.lk

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Mr. C Pallegama

Additional Secretary (Admin & Procurement)

adsec_admin@moys.gov.lk

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Mr. Saman Waduge

Additional Secretary - Youth

adsec_youth@moys.gov.lk

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Mrs. W.M.D.T.Wickramasinghe

Additional Secretary (Sports Development)

adsec_dev@moys.gov.lk

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Mrs. S.N. Hapuarachchi

Chief Accountant

ca@moys.gov.lk

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Mr. W.P.D.M.J.Perera

Chief Internal Auditor

cia@moys.gov.lk

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Vacant

Senior Assistant Secretary

sas@moys.gov.lk

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Mr. Wimal S.K. Liyanagama

Director – Development

dir_dev@moys.gov.lk

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Mr. S.K. Batepola

Director (Planning) Actg.

dir_plan@moys.gov.lk

0714398991

Ms. M.A.T.D Ariyarathne

Assistant Secretary (Admin)

as_admin@moys.gov.lk

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Miss. B.A.D. Promodihika

Accountant (payment)

acc@moys.gov.lk

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Mrs. H.A.C.Nirukshika

Deputy Director (Development) , Act. Assistant Secretary (Proc)

as_procurement@moys.gov.lk

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Mrs. R.A.D.S.R. Ranawaka

Legal Officer

legal_off@mos.gov.lk

0779350165

Mrs. P.L.T.N. liyanage

Administrative Officer

ao@mos.gov.lk

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Mrs. P.H.A.U. de Silva

ICT Officer

itco@mos.gov.lk

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National Sports Policy

With broad objectives in view, and to develop the sports field in Sri Lanka on a systematic and a scientific footing, it is proposed to announce a national policy on sports. It is hoped that all concerned parties will abide by this policy.

Gazette
February 28th 2020
Sports Policy
February 28th 2020
Workflow

The team structure and workflow of team approval provides a clear pathway for all matters at the Ministry.

Team Approval
February 26th 2020
procument
February 27th 2020
Regulations

A Law to provide for the establishment of the National Sports Council, District Sports Committees, the National Associations of Sports Coaches and Technical Officers and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka; for the establishment of a sports fund, for the regulation and supervision of national association of Sports; for the establishment of the national institute of sports science; and to provide all matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Legel Control
February 28th 2020
Regulation Framed
February 28th 2020
Sport ACT
February 28th 2020

An act to provide for the right of access to information; to specify grounds on which access may be denied; to establish the right to information commission; to appoint information officers; to set out the procedure and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Trophies

Known as symbols of success, our sportsmen have been bringing home trophies, which have brought honour and pride to our country. Each trophy won by our sportsmen have a meaning which is a celebration of the great achievements our sportsmen have accomplished over the years and they will continue to do so..

SOUTH ASIAN GAMES
WOMENS TEAM
  • Athletics
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 27 s
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 12
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 8
  • Badminton
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 2
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 26
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 2
  • judo
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 10
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 25
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 16
  • Swimming
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 10
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 25
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 16
  • Taekwondo
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 4
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 7
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 16
    • Korean Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo World Championship 2019 Gold Medals - 2
    • Korean Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo World Championship 2019 Silver Medal - 1
  • Archery
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 15
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 1
  • Cycling
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 2
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 4
  • Basketball
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 16
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 4
  • Fencing
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 26
  • Squash
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 8
  • Tennis
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 6
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 1
  • Football
    • SARC Gold Cup 1995 (South Asian Championship - Champions
    • South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation Gold Cup-1993 - Runner-up
    • 6 Nation Invitational Tournament organized by Maldives FA in 2000 - champions
    • Won the Bronze medal in South Asian Games (U23) – 2004
    • Won the Silver Medal – South Asian Games (U23) – 2006
    • Qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification round 2 after 13 years
  • Cricket
  • Beach Volleyball
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 4
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 4
  • Boxing
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 1
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 2
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 8
  • Golf
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 5
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 4
  • Tripple Jump
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 1
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 6
  • Weight Lifting
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 2
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 8
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 1
  • Wrestling
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 2
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 10
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 2
  • Wushu
    • South Asian Games 2019 Gold Medals - 2
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 5
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 6
  • Handball
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 16
  • Cricket
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 30
  • Volleyball
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 28
  • Table Tennis
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 5
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 13
  • Shooting
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 6
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 14
  • Kabadi
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 12
  • Karate
    • South Asian Games 2019 Silver Medals - 12
    • South Asian Games 2019 Bronze Medals - 21
  • Athletics

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