We Sri Lankans as a nation have faced three decades of bloody terrorism. The impacts upon our society by the conflicts are deep and memorable with brutal consequences. It has been a leach sucking the blood of prosperity and peace. It has influenced badly in every corner of our society and our economy. The sports in Sri Lanka had no strength to escape from the grip of the brutality of the era. Yet in this context at least some sports in Sri Lanka has managed to survive and played a significant part in our culture. Despite of all the troubles that has been thrown at them some sports like cricket and rugby managed to thrive. While Volleyball being the national sport Sri Lanka Cricket became the most popular sport. Rugby union has also gain huge popularity in recent history. In some part of the word the presence of an island called Sri Lanka is known only because of the fact that we play cricket. And these sports have managed to leave a positive perspective of our country in those nations. So it is important and an essential necessity to keep the spirits of the sports high and secure for the betterment of our country and its image in the world.
With the historical win against terrorism Sri Lanka started a new era of peace and prosperity. The strengthened government and economy has become a stable platform for the sports to grow. New sport stadiums have been built and the existing ones stadiums have been repaired and brought up to standards. Government has been able to provide better care for sports with the new freedom. Sport events are getting much more attention in the society. Not only cricket, rugby and other major sports but even sports that are new to us such as surfing, beach volleyball and American football are getting the much needed attention from the authorities. We were able to hold the Asian beach games in our country for the fist time. And also we had courage and will to fight for the commonwealth games which could have benefited... [continues]
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