Sri Lanka and France renew ties to develop sport …

Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera, during his official visit to France, met with his counterpart Thierry Braillard, sports minister in France.

According to Sports Ministry sources, the duo was engaged in fruitful discussions on developing a mutually beneficial partnership in the field of sports.

“It will encompass exchange of programmes , skills, techniques, knowledge in sports and elite sports development projects, sports tourism, institutional co operation and curricular development, training opportunities for physical education instructors etc. A memorandum of Understanding in this respect which is currently being discussed will also be concluded in early 2016 to renew the commitment to deepen bilateral cooperation on sports development”, a press release sent by the sports ministry read.

Sri Lankan Ambassador in France Thilak Ranaviraja with Alexi Gunasekera the Commercial Councilor had initial discussions with the Ministry of sports of France and related bodies in France enabling a robust partnership to be developed.

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