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May 21, 2020

Govt. suspends proposed cricket stadium in Homagama (Update) Featured

The government has decided to suspend the proposed international Cricket stadium project in Homagama, the Prime Minister’s Office has said.

(Last update : Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:13)

PM holds discussion Homagama cricket ground (Pics)

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today held a meeting with several former cricketers and government officials with regard to the proposed Homagama International Cricket Stadium.

Former cricketers - Roshan Mahanama, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya as well as senior player Lasith Malinga had attended the meeting.

In addition, Sports minister - Dulles Alahapperuma, President of Sri Lanka Cricket - Shammi Silva, former sports minister - Johnston Fernando, former SLC president - Thilanga Sumathipala and former MP - Namal Rajapaksa had attended the meeting.

According to reports, it has been generally agreed that constructing a cricket stadium was not necessary in the present situation.

Instead, the need for a broader programme to develop the sport in the country was discussed, it was proposed that a national plan should be formulated on this regard.

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