Birmingham: The 10-member squad of Sri Lanka, the South Asian nation facing the worst financial and economic crisis, has been left out of the contingent to Britain to participate in the Commonwealth Games.
Talking to foreign media, the Sri Lankan official said that ten members of Sri Lanka’s Commonwealth Games team have fled in an attempt to stay in Britain. The official said on condition of anonymity that nine players and a manager are among the missing people.
Three of them, including judoka Chamila Delaney, her manager Isela de Silva and wrestler Shanith Chathuringa, went missing last week. After this incident, the Sri Lankan authorities filed a complaint with the police, but now 7 more athletes have escaped.
“We suspect that all of them want to stay in the UK to get jobs,” the official said of the missing members.
The organizers of the Sri Lankan contingent took the passports of all members of the contingent coming to participate in the Games to ensure their return, however, they failed to stop the athletes and ten members managed to escape.
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The Sri Lankan official said British police had previously traced the three missing men, but that they had not broken any local laws and held visas of up to six months, so no action was taken against them. went
He said that the police did not tell us anything about the location of the three absconding persons, but they have also returned the passports of the absconding persons to the administration.