I commend the CEO of Channel 17 Mr Jumar Preena who almost single-handedly from the very start worked to make this initiative a reality and also praise JAAF
for their commitment" said Minister Bathiudeen.
had been at war for more than four years against the best pilots China and the Soviet Union could bring against them.
Sami Mohammed Ali Said al Jaaf
, also known as Abu Omar al-Kurdi, was arrested during a raid in Baghdad on January 15.
Yuko Arimori, who took silver and bronze medals in the women's marathon in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, respectively, is the only athlete currently accorded professional status by the JAAF.
JOC Chairman Yushiro Yagi said the JOC does not find any problem with Takahashi doing commercials and asked that those representing her and the JAAF to work out ways to avoid any discord with the JOC.
Tuli Cooray, Secretary-General of JAAF, said China is the priority market for Sri Lanka, as in addition to being a top exporter of garments to global markets; China also has its own domestic demands and the country imported US$ 4 billion worth of clothing in 2012.
JAAF expressed expressed optimism that Sri Lanka's clothing exports to China could reach US$ 1 billion level in few years period.
Korea, UAE and Saudi Arabia with brand Sri Lanka -for which I congratulate JAAF
5 Billion in 2009, almost 100% increase in years in contrast to Sri Lanka's JAAF
expectations of current USD 3 Billion exports to USD 4 Billion by 2015.