Asia's little-known tea sporting nation
Sri Lanka Rugby - match coverage during a game near Kandy. Was fascinating to see crowds like this, with over 20,000 for a rugby game in the hill country.
With Team Sri Lankan Sprinter (Track Athlete) at Asian Athletics Championships
I spent a short time in this beautiful friendly paradise in the Indian Ocean many years back, having helped Sri Lanka out as a Consultant to the Sri Lanka Ministry of Sport, to work with a number of Team Sri Lanka athletes during my time there. Whilst i assisted them implement some changes within sport medical strategies & their national sports medical institute (Sri Lanka Institute of Sports Medicine). Helping them look for strategies and ways to improve sports medicine within the nation of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is well known as a cricket nation, but also has a strong domestic popularity for Rugby, surprisingly with volleyball as their official national sport (but you could see why if you see their beaches or wandering rural countryside its popularity), and considerable international success in Athletics as the only Asian nation to win Olympic medal in sprinting events (Track). I was fortunate to provide directions to all these national sporting organisations and teams, as well as many others, whilst in Sri Lanka.
Medical Staff of Sri Lanka Sports Medical Institute