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Olympic Solidarity Advanced Sport Management Course concludes successfully

The award winners of the Olympic Solidarity Advanced Sport Management Course with officials
The award winners of the Olympic Solidarity Advanced Sport Management Course with officials

Nineteen young Men and Women were feted at the awards ceremony of the Olympic Solidarity Advanced Sport Management Course 2019/20 held at the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Auditorium on Tuesday.

All those participants who successfully completed the course received their awards at this function. NOC Programme Director B. L. H. Perera explaining the concept of the course said: “The Advanced Sport Management Programme was conducted by the NOC could be seen in different perspectives.”

“First you could put it as the responsibility of the NOC, because their mission clearly explains that we are bound to protect and develop Olympism.”

“In that context, the Advanced Sport Management Programme is a very timely developed and conducted by the International Olympic Solidarity Movement where the NOCs could benefit out of this course to train senior level managers to conduct sports organizations.”

Meanwhile, Secretary General of the NOC Maxwell de Silva delved into the importance of the course and said: “I am extremely happy for being able to conduct and successfully complete this programme in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and actually by doing so we in reality were able to raise the bar of the importance of Olympism.”

Chief Guest of the ceremony was Professor R. M. U. S. K. Rathnayake, Vice Chancellor of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and Anuradha Wijekoon, Secretary to the Ministry of Youth and Sports graced the occasion as the Guest of honour.

The recipients of the awards: Lieutenant Commander D. M. J. N. Pinthu, Abdellah Yusuf, H. Gehan M. Dias, Reshmin Amarasinghe, Senaka Ranasingha, Irangani Rupasinghe, D. S. Vitharana, Devni Madurapperuma, Iroshika Namasingha, J. A. S. D. Bandara, Lakna Hewawaravita, M. G. G. H. Laksara, M. T. P. L Perera, Udeshika Dantanarayana, V. N. Rajapaksa, Sqn. Ldr. Lilangi Randeni, Wing Commander M. R. M. Hamza, P. M. K. Jayawardena and Hithaishi Jayawardena (AN)