Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Namal Rajapaksa has appointed a Sports Development Committee to propose strategic strategies for the development of sports.

Former cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as its chairman.

The committee is below,

Mahela Jayawardena – Chairman Julian Bowling (former swimming champion)

Kasturi Wilson (CEO of Hemas Group)

Kumar Sangakkara (former Test captain)

Dilantha Malagamuwa (Motor Racing Champion)

Major General Rajitha Ampemohotti (President of the Paralympic Committee, Former Paralympic Champion)

Rovina Samarasinghe (Sports Lawyer)

Ruwan Keeragala (Director, MAS Group)

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva (Army Commander)

Supun Weerasinghe (CEO of Dialog Group)

Yashwanath Muththettuwegama (basketball player)

AJSS Edirisuriya (Director General of Sports)

Sanjeewa Wickramanayake (Chairman, Avis Business)

Thium Abeysinghe (Tennis Champion)

Rohan Fernando (Director, SLT Business)