Australia’s Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tim Watts, MP, yesterday signed the renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Sports.between Sri Lanka and Australia, together with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports andYouth Affairs, Roshan Ranasinghe MP The signing of the MoU will further strengthen the longstanding sporting ties between Sri Lanka and Australia It will encourage cooperation in areas, including, training, sports science and medicine, gender equality in sports, and anti-corruption and anti-doping practices.

Following the signing, Assistant Minister Watts tested his cricket skills with members.of Sri Lanka’s national women’s and men’s teams. He also reflected on our shared sporting history at the Sri Lanka Cricket Museum with Sri Lankan cricketing legend Aravinda de Silva and representatives of Sri Lanka Cricket Tim Watts, MP, said “Sport is a shared passion that links us together, highlighted by our friendly but fierce rivalry on the cricket field, and I am pleased to renew the Memorandum of Understanding Sports Cooperation between Australia and Sri Lanka” Roshan Ranasinghe MP: and sports Minister said
Whatever our sporting rivalry, we look forward to cooperating under this MOU to find and nurture Sri Lankan and Australian talent. It will provide us with the framework to work together to get the best out of our athletes and showcase them to the world.