SL player & official missing from Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham Metropolitan Police have started a special inquiry after a Sri Lankan athlete and a senior official went missing following the fifth day’s events of the 22nd Commonwealth Games in England on Tuesday.

According to Ada newspaper, initial reports indicate that a female judoka and the manager of the Sri Lanka Judo Team have disappeared from the Sri Lankan camp.

The two Sri Lankans are reported to have disappeared soon after the female judoka lost her first-round event yesterday.

The Sri Lankan Team Management have immediately informed the relevant authorities about their disappearance.

As a result, the Chef-de-Mission of the Sri Lankan contingent Maj. Gen (retired ) Dampath Fernando has acquired all passports of the Sri Lankan contingent to avoid further issues.

Sri Lanka are fielding a 110-member strong contingent and 51 officials for the Commonwealth Games with the Judo Team consisting of three Men and two Women.

The Sri lankan contingent has been granted a 180-day Visa for the Commonwealth Games.

Source: Newswire