The National Olympic Committee (NOC) is in the process of rebuilding the sport. The Sri Lanka Olympic Committee (SLOC), which has been named as the National Olympic Committee, is to be revised as the Sri Lanka Olympic Committee (SLOC). According to the IOC and the IOC constitution , it will be done said Mr. Maxwell de Silva, Secretary of the National Olympic Committee. The sports law of the country and the IOC regulations are in conflict, because this change will be made to correct the situation. Since it was discussed about 2000, it has been delayed in the face of various problems that have arisen. As a country that has a special place in sports, needs to show a clear stand and ensure transparency to the internatoinal community , said the secretary of the NOC. These issues have been raised in 50 countries in 60 countries and they are systematically rectifying them and developing a definite framework, he pointed out.
According to the Secretary, the Sports Law should be amended for the proposed amendment. But will the question arise promptly. Therefore, amendments should be made primarily for sports associations. Especially in terms of Article 31.32 of the Sports Law of the country, the challenge of transparency of the sport is the ability of the Sports Minister to prohibit a sports association without any inquiry. The sports law of the country is being questioned internationally due to the reasons for such compulsory amendments. Therefore, we need to create a definite framework for the future of the game. Most of the time this legal effect applies to the backdrop of the game, although the issue is that the cord blood between the Minister of Sports ,sport clubs and other officers. Accordingly, such controversial issues exist in the National Olympic Committee.
The last election for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) was held in 2009. It should have been re-elected again in 2013, but it did not take place.The problems in the sports legislation were the reasons. However, the Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, Mr .Hemasiri Fernando has said that the election will be held before the end of this year. He said that he would not contest for the election. But he said that he was able to build an Olympic House due to his leadership. He also stated that the financial strength has grown, and that sports associations and athletes have developed. Accordingly,Mr. Hemasiri Fernando's position is that those who qualify to hold this position should represent the National Olympic Committee.
Accordingly, a general meeting of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) has been called on 9th November to discuss four issues, adaption of the NOC Sri Lanka constitution , adaption of name of the name change of the Olympic Committee,appointment of the election committee and ratification / approving of new members of NOC Sri Lanka as per IOC. However, a letter has been sent to the Secretary of the National Olympic Committee with the signature of the officials of 11 sports associations against it. They have questioned issues after 2013, no general meeting / executive committee or no office bearers and have not audited the accounts of the National Olympic Committee during the period from 2012 to 2016. In this situation, they are requesting draft the new constitution of NOC. Also important is the fact that financial reports are required by Rohan Fernando, Chairman of the Finance Committee. As a chairman of the committee, he is surprised that he is not aware of the status and financial reports of the NOC.
Commenting on this, Maxwell de Silva, Secretary of the National Olympic Committee, said that there is no issue in audits and that it is in the past several years auditing. He also emphasized that there is no financial crisis in the National Olympic Committee.
As a country, we can not survive alone. Today, we are talking about global issues, such as economy and politics. The sport is similar. Sri Lanka as a democratic country is subject to global conventions and agreements. Therefore, transparency is a must. But the problem with this issue is that the priority issue is to be rectified by virtually every opportunity to take charge of personal rivalries. Today, the sport also faces this crisis. After 2009, the Olympic Committee was unable to hold an election until 2017. The deficiencies in the sports constitution have not been made. Alternatively, the contradictory comments on financial matters point to the conflict. In these cases, decisions are not taken solely by themselves. Collectively, they met in concert with collective agreements. If there is a question, the right of questioning is also lacking. The truth can not be covered by the cover of personal rivalry. The future is bound to solve everything. Therefore, the speeches surrounding the National Olympic Committee today, will be further developed in the future. Let's note that we are also alive with these stories.