Few in politics take sports for a joke: Mahanama

23 June 2020 05:07 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Roshan Mahanama today said that some individuals closely involved in politics have taken sports in Sri Lanka for a joke. 

Speaking at an event held at the National Olympic Committee headquarters in Colombo to commemorate the International Olympic Day, Mahanama said that certain countries are introduced to the world by sportsmen and women. 

"Therefore the impact of sports to the society cannot be ignored. However I must especially note that a few who are closely engaged in politics have taken sports for a joke. I don't believe that sports should be taken for granted," he said. 

"We have a responsibility to develop sports and take it across the country for the future generations. That is our duty," Mahanama added. (Kalani Kumarasinghe)



  Comments - 11

  • rafeek Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:20 PM

    here we do not see sport promoters only sport jokers. real promoters are sidelined

    Leel Karunaratne Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:21 PM

    Mahanama, its true you are referring to Bandula, Mahinananda

    BigEars Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:21 PM

    I think you got it wrong. "Few in politics take sports for a business or gamble".

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:22 PM

    Only real sportsman like you, Sanga

    sam silva Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:28 PM

    We all do.

    Joker Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:31 PM

    Jokers will always be jokers!! This is not a joke.

    Mera Mulana Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:36 PM

    Actually Jokers are in Politics more than ever before .

    Sokrates Tuesday, 23 June 2020 06:06 PM

    Cricket is the most unimportant thing in the world

    Romesh Tuesday, 23 June 2020 06:27 PM

    Please let the inquiry to go ahead. No need to accuse each other. Truth will come out.

    Goraka Tuesday, 23 June 2020 06:48 PM

    Sports is entertainment. So, is circus and politics.

    Rehan Ratwatte Wednesday, 24 June 2020 04:46 PM

    Sri Lankan Cricket was and is anyway a joke.

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