July 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the government was trying to waste public monies by renovating the newly built Sooriyawewa Stadium for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
JVP Western Provincial Councilor Waruna Rajapakse says that the government was trying to spend millions in renovating the stadium when the country has not yet been chosen to host the games in 2018.
He said the government was now dismantling and trying to rebuild the stadium to fit the requirements of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
He explained that the government should have initially constructed the stadium to fit the requirements in order to save public funds and prevent wastage.
According to Rajapakse, the country’s sports sector is now in total disarray.