• ක්‍රීඩා සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව

  • விளையாட்டு அபிவிருத்தி திணைக்களம்
  • Department of Sports Development

About us

About us

Sports Development which was initiated as a small unit during the mid sixties (60) was established as a sports division under the Ministry of People lised Services in 1966. The Department of Sports was instigated 1968 and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Sports was established in 1970. The Department of Sports Development was taken under the preview of the said Ministry. The Department functioned under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 1989 and promoted up to Grade A Department. The Department of Sports Development functioned under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in 2002 and in 2003 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and from 2004 – 2007 under the Ministry of Sports and General Entertainment Activities and from 2010 to date it has been functioning duties under the Ministry of Sports

Duties

Human resources development

  • Providing formal training for sportsmen and sports women
  • Arranging the required background to refer sportsmen and sportswomen to national and international competitions
  • Providing foreign training for sports Coaches and Sports Officers
  • Providing training for Sri Lankan Coaches by foreign Coaches
  • Organizing workshops to introduce new technology for Sports officers
  • Conducting sports seminars for Sports Officers and Coaches by national and overseas sports specialists.
  • Awarding national and overseas scholarships for sports education

Infrastructure facilities development

  • Construction of Sports complexes appropriate for international competitions
  • Development and modification of Sports grounds at national and district level
  • Development of sports grounds in rural areas
  • Supply of sports equipment and goods

Vision

Sport for a healthy, active and successful generation.

Mission

Providing necessary leadership, coordination, and association to win the world through developing physical and human resources appropriate for sport and building a physically and psychologically healthy nation.

Department of Sports Development

  • 09, Phillip Gunawardana Mawatha,
    Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
  • General : +94 112 697934
  • Fax : +94 112 695822
  • info@sportsdev.gov.lk