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The head of the evaluation commission of the Commonwealth Games Scotland's Louise Martin, who is in Sri Lanka to assess the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota, expressed confident that Hambantota has also put together a very comprehensive bid.

“The Gold Coast impressed us with what they have on offer, and we are confident that Hambantota has also put together a very comprehensive bid,” Martin said. But Martin stressed her team doesn't decide which city will win.

“We do not come down with a specific recommendation as to who should be awarded the Games as that is not our job,” she said.

“It is the 71 nations and territories that make up the federation that will decide which city is awarded the 2018 Games.”

The nations meet in St Kitts and Nevis on November 11 to decide whether the athletes of the Commonwealth head to the Gold Coast or Hambantota in 2018.

The commission's visit will wrap up on Thursday. A technical report will then be written on both bids, to be released by October 11.
The report is then passed on to the member nations who vote on which of the two cities will gain hosting rights. (ninemsn.com)

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  • Minister Monday, 27 June 2011 07:54 AM

    As long as he is on our soil, do you think he will talk against us?

    michael Tuesday, 28 June 2011 06:21 AM

    Sri lanka have no common sense why not use this wealth for a good cause rather than this uncommenwealth games

    warren Tuesday, 28 June 2011 06:08 AM

    Chathu.. Obviously because there are better and more manditory things to do with the money.

    Nathan Monday, 27 June 2011 12:50 PM

    Ruwan!!! It is not Sri Lanka's money. It is another load of borrowed money which SL cannot afford but good for lining the pockets of some, you know who!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

    Cabral Monday, 27 June 2011 11:51 AM

    Why i will be v v v rich. Who cares about the country. Do think i Care.

    simple mind Monday, 27 June 2011 10:33 AM

    Why China, Russia, Iran. Ofcourse these will be loans which we will have to pay by mortgaging our future generations.

    Imran Hussein Monday, 27 June 2011 09:50 AM

    KP

    Ind Monday, 27 June 2011 09:08 AM

    That will be done by JVP. They are good in that.

    kanishka Monday, 27 June 2011 08:05 AM

    world cup was a financial disaster and the government had to bail the SLC out. If the CMW games run into financial ruin , who is going to bail out the government?

    mirun Monday, 27 June 2011 08:04 AM

    Greece hosted the summer olympic in 2004. within years it begun to beg money from other countries.

    ud Monday, 27 June 2011 06:23 AM

    NO! Commonwealth Games in sri lanka...

    Bumba Monday, 27 June 2011 07:49 AM

    The can get the taste of the country when they travel from BIA to Colombo, Could be they were given a copper ride at the expense of the tax payer.

    Chathu05 Monday, 27 June 2011 07:47 AM

    Why not??

    Imran Hussein Monday, 27 June 2011 07:26 AM

    The common oppositions should have organised a protest to show the visiting deligates that the country cannot afford have this mega superstructure.

    truth Monday, 27 June 2011 07:10 AM

    CWG another excuse to pour more money into Hambantota. SL won't get it. Try the Chinese again.

    ruwan Monday, 27 June 2011 07:01 AM

    Please, please we do not need this game....(do't waste our country money)

    ranjana Monday, 27 June 2011 06:53 AM

    Why waste money Cabrral, Give the poor the money. World Cup was a loss , so don't be mad

    ranjana Monday, 27 June 2011 06:47 AM

    After C4 you want commonwealth Games here. It will be the Joke of the Century

    Siripala Monday, 27 June 2011 06:21 AM

    Sri Lanka should forget about putting up CWG and put their money into lifting the poor ou t of poverty.


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