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Sports


Commonwealth sports conference inspires Kushil Gunasekera

Humanitarian worker Kushil Gunasekera described his experience of addressing the inaugural 3-day Commonwealth Sports Development Conference at Glasgow, Scotland as “very inspiring and highly motivational.”
The topic Gunasekera spoke on was ‘Sports and trauma,’ a subject which he has become well versed in since the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.
“The medium of sports played a significant role to enhance the quality of life especially of those in the disadvantaged communities,” said Gunasekera who has committed himself to humanitarian service and community development for the past 15 years.
Gunasekera is presently engaged in managing three charities – the Foundation of Goodness, the Muralitharan, Vaas, Gunasekera Foundation and a scholarship fund for 500 children of deceased soldiers, all of which are committed to enriching the quality of life.
A former secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee, Gunasekera has retained his strong ties with the world of cricket and currently manages one of Sri Lanka’s famous cricketing sons Muttiah Muralitharan.
During his visit to Glasgow, Gunasekera said: “I made many contacts that are willing to extend support towards our sports academy specially by providing the kind of expertise in training and other modern techniques to harness the talent of the rural children and youth who can aspire to become future stars.”
A total of 15 individuals from different countries spoke on different topics relating to sports development. – (ST)