Mar 24, 2021

July 31 to be named National Sports Day

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to name July 31 as the National Sports Day.

The Cabinet Paper was tabled by Minister of Sports - Namal Rajapaksa.

In 2014, the then Cabinet had decided to declare April 06 as National Sports Day but the present Sports minister had proposed to change the date to mark Ducan White's Olympic victory on the same day, after he won a silver medal for the 400m hurdles event.