Nov 20, Colombo: The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) has provided a Rs. two million grant to Sri Lanka Sports Medical Institute to launch programs to prevent the use of doping agents.
The head of Sri Lanka's Institute of Sports Medicine professor Arjuna de Silva said the grant will be used to promote activities against the use of illegal stimulants by athletes. A special awareness programme on stimulants for school athletes will be conducted with the grant, he added.
He said that the doctors of the Institute will hold workshops for the school athletes, coaches and also the teachers in charge of cricket island wide.
The programme aims to prevent the possibility of using illegal stimulants without proper knowledge of the repercussions.
The grant is to be administered through the UNESCO.