Jaffna youths overlooked in International Olympics Day celebration

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 June 2010, 07:22 GMT]
Young men and women athletes in Jaffna peninsula complained that they were not given due place in the International Olympics Day celebration held Wednesday in Jaffna Duraiappa Stadium presided by the Minister of Sports, C. P. Ratnayake, sources in Jaffna said. They were not invited to participate in time while hundreds of young men and women who had been brought from South were given prominence in the events, they further said.

International Olympics Day celebration


Invitation to local youths to participate in the above event was sent only at the last minute and even those who presented themselves had to return disappointed as they were unable to participate due to lack of proper arrangement.

Some of the local athletes were brought in a hurry to the event only after 12 noon for the event which began at 3:00 p.m.

International Olympics Day celebration

 

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