New Sports Act: Tackling bribery and corruption

  • Focus on provisions on anti-corruption and bribery
  • National Sports Council to appoint committee 

By Skandha Gunasekara 

Tackling bribery and corruption in sports will be a key feature in the new Sports Act, The Morning learnt.

Newly appointed Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Namal Rajapaksa said that the new Act has to be modern.

“Provisions on anti-corruption and bribery will be heavily featured in the new Sports Act,” he noted.

Further, he said the National Sports Council will be appointing a committee to look into the formulation of the Act.

“The committee will be appointed by the Sports Council and we will also be discussing it over with the Minister of Justice,” he said, adding that public opinion too would be sought.

“There will be a phase where public views will be gathered on what can be included in the Act.”