Russian scholarships for Sri Lankan sports personnel
The recent visit of Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Vladimir P.
Mikhaylov to the Sports Ministry marked a milestone in the efforts of
developing Sports in Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Mikhaylov who made a courtesy call on Sports Minister
Mahindananda Aluthgamage has said that the government of Russia has
expressed its interest to assist Sri Lanka's sports sector with Russian
The Ambassador has pledged that the Russian government's support to
strengthen amicable relationships between both countries maintained for
many years and that the Russian government assures to strengthen the
friendship with Sri Lanka, extending its fullest support in all
necessary situations diplomatically.
Targeting of wining more medals at the upcoming SAARC Games 2013
scheduled to be held in New Delhi India, the Sports Ministry has decided
to get down foreign coaches for 23 selected sports events. Accordingly,
the Russian government looks forward to assist with two Russian coaches
for Tennis and Squash while the Ambassador has express the Russian
government's willingness to send voluntary coaches to popularize Beach
Volleyball in Sri Lanka.