Senior sportsmen who have excelled at multi-levels, to be attached as coaches to the school system, with the objective of uplifting the standard of sports at school level

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With the objective of uplifting the standard of sports at school level, 3,888 senior sportsmen and sportswomen who have excelled at International, National and Provincial level will be attached as coaches to the school system.

The new coaches will receive their letters of appointment, at Temple Trees tomorrow morning, at a ceremony presided over by Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

The new appointees were selected after a practical test and an interview process which evaluated sportsmen and women, who have excelled in different sports, obtaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, at International, All Island and Provincial sporting events. The Ministry of Education has taken steps to provide them with a further three month in-house training. Upon completion of the training, they will be allocated as coaches, to schools islandwide.

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