Mr. Udara Rathnayake Assumes Leadership Role at Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority

This morning, Mr. Udara Rathnayake officially assumed the role of chairman at Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority. The handover ceremony, held at the Sugathadasa administration premises, was witnessed by the authority’s staff and esteemed guests.

After assuming his duties, Mr. Rathnayake conducted a thorough inspection of the entire premises to gain valuable insights into the current state of facilities and identify key areas that require attention for future development.

Mr. Udara Rathnayake’s proactive approach towards understanding the challenges and potential improvements demonstrates a commitment to steering Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority towards international competitive standards. As the authority looks forward to a new era under his leadership, there is a collective wish for success and the elevation of Sugathadasa Authority to financial sustainability.

We anticipate a promising future for Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority under the capable guidance of Mr. Udara Rathnayake!


The facility was a brainchild of V.A. Sugathadasa, the former Mayor of Colombo Municipal Council and the first Minister of Sports in Sri Lanka and construction of the Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium commenced on January 16, 1957 and completed on December 16, 1962. Subsequent to various other development initiatives, the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex was entrusted to the Ministry of Sports as a trust fund with effect from 1st of February 1995 and the Act No. 17 of 1999 was submitted to the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 20th April 1999 for incorporating it as the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex.

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