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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:21 PM   #101
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 04:04 PM   #102
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Sorry guys, i think Gold Coast is more likely to win the BID than Hambantota,

Gold Coast is already developed, Hambantota is on the rise because of political reasons.

Colombo would have been a better choice than Hambantota
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:05 PM   #103
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on the contrary the CWG will firmly put Hambantota in the world map. Currently hardly anyone outside Sri Lanka would have even heard of the place.

But yes given the size of CWG, I wonder how equipped Hambantota will be as a host. Possibly it will be the smallest and least profiled city to have hosted it. SAF Games would have been a better option.

So in reality, I am not sure if Hambantota will win the bid. Very slim chance.

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:49 PM   #104
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Im saying is that our future government or President MIGHT not focus more on development which would bring their names. They might take other matters more serious ex. Public washroom and Buses and etc

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:52 PM   #105
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Im saying is that our future government or President MIGHT not focus more on development which would bring their names. They might take other matters more serious ex. Public washroom and Buses and etc
ah, but then thats the case in any country, Australia included ?

What if Govt changes in UK before 2012 ? If you go by that argument nothing will ever happen.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #106
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Im saying is that our future government or President MIGHT not focus more on development which would bring their names. They might take other matters more serious ex. Public washroom and Buses and etc
whatever the president he has to carry out work that was already signed for before he was elected. i.e the funds for the project would have already been disembarked.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 08:46 AM   #107
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Sri Lanka serious about hosting C’wealth Games

Hopes to build country’s image in post-war era

Sri Lanka will pursue its Commonwealth Games bid in an effort to win the much needed recognition in the post-war era and it will make the bidding payment of 60,000 Euros next week.
Though, the logic of bidding for such a massive event is hard to understand with no proper infra-structure facilities in place, the organizers said a successful bid will help Sri Lanka go the extra mile. Sri Lanka has never been a force to reckon with at the Commonwealth Games except for the odd medals that Sri Lanka managed to win.
Sri Lanka submitted a letter of intent to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the port city of Hambantota along with Gold Coast of Australia, as the two will now prepare campaigns that will end at an election at the Commonwealth Games Federation Assembly of 71 nations in St Kitts and Nevis in October, 2011.
“It’s an enormous task true, but it’s not an impossible task,” said Nalin Attygalle, the man who produced the bid documents.
He said that the country has good eight years ahead to prepare infra-structure and athletes for the said event, in case Sri Lanka becomes successful in winning the hosting rights of the 72-nation Games.
President’s son Namal Rajapaksa, who is contesting this week’s parliamentary election from Hambantota, has convinced his father of the importance of having such in important event in the post war era and the president had given his blessing to go ahead with the proposal.
Hambantota is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka with a population of just over 500,000 people. Currently, the town is building an USD $8 million, 25,000 seat cricket stadium for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
In addition, under a major accelerated development phase, Hambantota will also have a brand new international Seaport, International Airport, International Convention Centre and a Cinema Village before the end of next year.
The hosts will have to incur 1.5 to 1.8 billion sterling pounds, which is about 30000 billion rupees for the infra-structure development process and Attygalle said that the funds will be raised from the private sector investors.
“We have no intention of burdening the government for funds as we will be looking at foreign investors for this,” he emphasized.
However, Attygalle who handled the marketing aspect of Sri Lanka’s successful hosting of South Asian Games in 2006, said they had to depend largely on government funding to host the event as private sector showed reluctance to get involved.
In addition Sri Lanka will also incur several million rupees during the bidding process but Attygalle said that Sri Lanka has understood the enormous benefits that flow from hosting a Commonwealth Games as a successful bid provides an opportunity to provide a legacy for future generations.
Meanwhile when asked what would the games means for the Sri Lankan competitors, Attygalle said that with eight years ahead, it’s best for Sri Lanka to make the ground work in preparing for the games.
“To be successful we need to start now. We need a national sports policy. Start identifying medal prospective events and then start hunting for the talents and train them. We need to do this,” Attygalle, who once head the National Sports Council, added


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Old April 4th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #108
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Whether Hambantota wins the hosting rights or not, the BID alone will put it on the map firmly, especially when it is one of the only two cities bidding.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #109
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true cayman mostly they are not thinking about win...(but lets hope it will) mainly they think to put hambantota into global map...
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Old April 10th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #110
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You can see the construction work going behind







The earlier plan looked nice but now the stadium doesn`t impress me, looks like Dambulla : (

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Old April 12th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #111
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The earlier plan looked nice but now the stadium doesn`t impress me, looks like Dambulla : (
tig please give the source???
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Old April 12th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #112
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tig please give the source???
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2...in-hambantota/

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Old April 25th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #113
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Sri Lanka to spend 160 m rupees on C’wealth Games bid

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Sri Lanka which made its Commonwealth Games bid official by paying the mandatory 60,000 Euros a fortnight ago, is to spend nearly 1.5 million US$ (160m rupees) on the bid, while a massive 3 billion US$ on the infra-structure development in Hambantota, the host city, if it is successful.
Though its strategy to win the bid is yet to be revealed, the organizers believe that Sri Lanka could oust Australia’s Gold Coast to win the right to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh was quoted saying that they were unsure what sort of competition that Sri Lanka will offer in its campaign to win the right to host, which the Sri Lanka organizers says, is one of its strategies.
“Our entry has made an immediate impact here. People talk about Sri Lanka and we will make everything possible during the next 18 months to win it,” said Nalin Attygalle, a key member of the organizing committee.
Sri Lankan representatives and its Australian counter-parts were due to attend a briefing in London on Friday which was cancelled due the close down of European Airspace over the Icelandic volcanic eruption.
“We were informed that the meeting will take place in early July but date hasn’t been confirmed yet,” he added.
However, Sri Lanka has written to the Commonwealth Games Federations not to delay the key meeting, as it would hamper country’s bidding process.
“This is where we will get to learn more about putting together our plans to host the event and what is required of us. So if they delay it, it will affect us,” he added.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #114
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Pallekele stadium

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Old May 27th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #115
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-This stadium looks way better than Sooriyawewa

- I didn't know this was gonna have floodlights ?

- Seats reduced from 30,000 to 22,000

- Restaurant is located is far away from the grandstand, idont think anyone will walk all the way down and buy them and bring it back all the way to the grandstand.

- I hope they don`t change the design like they did with Sooriyawewa stadium and new plane looks very ugly .
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Old May 29th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #116
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THANK U COLOMBO EXPRESS

-This stadium looks way better than Sooriyawewa

- I didn't know this was gonna have floodlights ?

- Seats reduced from 30,000 to 22,000

- Restaurant is located is far away from the grandstand, idont think anyone will walk all the way down and buy them and bring it back all the way to the grandstand.

- I hope they don`t change the design like they did with Sooriyawewa stadium and new plane looks very ugly .
yea this stadium is modelled on supersport park in cenurion south africa..as for the restaurent..I am sure the grandstand should have its own restaurent...the one indicated is for the media center..


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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #117
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yea this stadium is modelled on supersport park in cenurion south africa..as for the restaurent..I am sure the grandstand should have its own restaurent...the one indicated is for the media center..


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yes i was wondering how they were going to make 22,000 people sit in the grandstand alone , now i know

i wish they do this to sooriyawewa stadium instead of having a ugly BUND
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #118
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Flood Lights at SSC

One of the premier sports club in Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) launched a website www.ssclights.comto garner funds for its ambitious floodlights project fot the cricket grounds.



The website was launched at the beginning of the star studded IIFA charity cricket match and was inauguarated by Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva, Sports Minister C.B. Ratnayake and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa among others.



This is what the website has to say regarding the club:



Way back in 1899 a group of old Royalists and Weslites formed the Singhalese Sports Club. The original site until the early 1950s was alongside the museum on a part of the Victoria Park. Since then the Club has been at Maitland Placewhich is in the very heart of Colombo. Over the years we have had a Prime Minister, Sir John Kotalawela and a President, J.R. Jayewardene as presidents of the Club, which has grown from small beginnings to a membership of over 6000, and has facilities besides cricket which is its prime focus, two swimming pools, several tennis courts, badminton and squash courts, modern gymnasium, billiards and snooker room, air conditioned bars and restaurants to give the discerning membership a home away from home.



As we launch our fundraising for lighting our cricket grounds, we can reflect on the club as being the premier cricket club in the country having won more championships, produced more Sri Lankan cricketers than any other and more Sri Lankan captains than any other, amongst the last few of whom are Arjuna Ranatunga who led the country to win the World Cup in 1996, Marvan Attapattu, Mahela Jayawardena who led us to the finals in 2007.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #119
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Premadasa is a worry for me

The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, one of the venues for the 2011 World Cup, is still behind schedule in terms of readiness of the pitch. The ICC completed its routine three-day venue inspection in Sri Lanka and expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the two new international venues, Pallekele and Hambantota.

The Premadasa is the only ground in Colombo with floodlights, and Sri Lanka Cricket is spending eight million dollars to renovate the stadium and relay the pitch. The inspection team made a similar unfavourable progress report in February, when the ICC's pitch consultant Andy Atkinson said that work on the playing area was behind schedule. Four months on, he said the status hadn't changed much.

"Premadasa is a worry for me," Atkinson told AFP. "I would like to get some games in to try out the pitch conditions before the big show next year."

Eugene van Vuuren, the ICC's structural engineer, said good progress had been made at the other two venues. "With the exception of the Premadasa stadium, others are on track to play a few first-class and international matches before the tournament starts next February," van Vuuren said.

The Suriyawewa Stadium in Hambantota, on the Southern coast, is due to host its maiden first-class domestic match in July. The Pallekele Stadium near Kandy has held an Under-19 match.

Sri Lanka will stage 12 matches, with the Premadasa hosting seven, including the first semi-final. Hambantota and Pallekele will host two and three games respectively.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 12:23 PM   #120
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