Sri Lanka’s National Olympic Committee secretary general Maxwell de Silva told IANS that British police had traced two of the missing members, but their details were not disclosed to Sri Lankan authorities.
“Actually we had contacted the British High Commission, but they didn’t say anything,” he said.
A wrestler, a judoka and a judo coach, including athletes and coaching staff, arrived in Birmingham to obtain visas for about six months.
Following the disappearance of three members, NOC officials have removed documents for all remaining members of the team currently at the Birmingham Games. Sri Lankan officials had earlier told the media that Birmingham Police were investigating the disappearance of the three members.
The scandalous news came as Sri Lanka won three medals, including the impressive feat of Yupun Abekoon, who won the bronze medal in the men’s 100 meters as the fastest man in South Asia and for the most competitive event from the region. represented sole.
Facing the worst economic crisis ever since independence in 1948, many Sri Lankans are attempting to immigrate, both legally and illegally. A large number of boats headed to Australia, New Zealand and even France have been detained recently, while a large number of Tamils from northern Sri Lanka landed in Rameswaram in India in fiber boats.
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