No Sympathy Vote For Hambantota 2018
The Hambantota 2018 Commonwealth Games bid committee says it doesn't want a sympathy vote for its bid.
The Daily Mirror reports Australian media had claimed that many developing nations might vote for Sri Lanka based on political reasons, but Hambantota 2018 Chief Executive Officer Nalin Attygala told the Daily Mirror that such statements were unfounded.
He said, "none of the developing countries must underestimate our ability to make the necessary preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Sri Lanka is not seeking for sympathy votes, instead the votes we receive will be based on merit".
Attygala said by 2016 Hambantota would be turned into a state-of-the-art facility. He said, "by 2016 we will prove that we are well equipped to host the 2016 Games. Additionally we will have the unique advantage of having 15 of the 17 sports within a single complex".
Hambantota, Sri Lanka is bidding against the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.Write or read comments about this article
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