Aim is to take Sri Lanka Rugby to 2nd in Asia – Lasitha Gunaratne

Sri Lanka Rugby


The newly appointed Sri Lanka Rugby President, Lasitha Gunaratne in his short-term objectives aims at taking the national sevens side within the top 3 in Asia initially and eventually make it to the top 2 during his tenure.

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Speaking to ThePapare following his appointment, Gunaratne added that there will be focus on the sevens programme since the way ahead for Sri Lanka Rugby will be in the shorter format but the fifteens structure will not be halted in the process of doing so.

Photos: Sri Lanka Rugby AGM 2018

Sri Lanka missed out on participating in the fifteens format in the Asia Division I Championship this year due to the heavy sevens calendar, but the former CR & FC represent is confident that the fifteens structure and its progress will not be halted and will continue during his term in office.

Sri Lanka in the sevens format are currently placed 4th according to the Asia Rugby rankings based on last year’s sevens series behind Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea but momentum is with the sevens outfit to make it through to the top three this year with the Asian Games and the Asia Sevens Series approaching.