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Nov 19, 2017

Delay at Sugathadasa Stadium ruins local athletics Featured

Sports officials as well as athletes are in difficulties due to the country not having a quality running track to hold qualifying rounds for international events.

As a result, qualifying rounds for the Commonwealth Games in Australia starting on February 02 will have to be held in India, reports say.

Laying the running track of Sugathadasa Stadium, the no. one stadium in the country, was to be completed by December.

But, the contractor has now said that the task would take up until March, blaming it on the rains prevailing for around one month.

According to expert opinion, Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama is not up to standards to hold international athletics events.

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