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New Sports Minister goes surfing

Picture by: Sulochana Gamage

Former Sri Lanka rugby captain Namal Rajapaksa was appointed Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs last week.

This was the first time in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary history that an ex-national skipper of any sport has become the Sports Minister.

The new Sports Minister, a versatile sportsman and a proud product of S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia went surfing in Hambantota, prior to assuming duties in Colombo on Tuesday.

Minister Rajapaksa was in Hambantota to promote beach volleyball, beach football and windsurfing.