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Published on Friday, 25 October 2013 09:59

Olympic Sri-Lanka logo 410pThe re-elections of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC) is likely to be postponed to next year due to the delays in completing necessary pre-requisites, reports say.

The re-election is held once in four years, and according to this practice, the next NOC election should be held before Dec. 31, 2013.

Though the NOC accounts have been sent to the Auditor General, the audit report is yet to be received, reports say.

According to the constitution of the NOC, an Auditor General approved audit report with regard to all sports associations attached to the NOC is mandatory before calling for re-elections.

Another reason for the postponement of re-elections is said to be lack of sports association or federation administrative bodies for the sports - cycling, gymnastics and shooting. These are currently administered by interim committees.

Therefore, the NOC cannot call for a re-election unless these interim committees are dissolved and office bearers are elected to the governing bodies of these sports.

Meanwhile, reports say that the International Olympic Committee has requested for a report on elections of national sports federations.

The International Olympic Committee had further stated that it has received complaints on elections of the Badminton Association and the Handball Federation, reports further say.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 October 2013 18:35

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