The Government has been able to turn the country's sports sector into a new leaf due to fullest Government intervention during the past decade, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
"Our sports men and women have been able to show international level skills during this period", he added. The President said he will honor all who contributed for the development in the sports sector.
The President made these remarks at a meeting held at temple trees with representatives of sport sector in Western, Southern and North-Western Provinces yesterday (Nov. 04).
The President further said that sports men and women in rural areas should be properly trained, targeting the Asian Games which is scheduled to be held in 2017.
President also distributed sports gears to the sports clubs in the three provinces.
The representatives of the sports sector also offered a souvenir to the president for his service rendered to the sport sector.