BID ACHIEVED GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SRI LANKA
Bidding for the 2018 Commonwealth Games has delivered huge benefits for Hambantota and for the whole nation of Sri Lanka, the co-chair of the bid said today. "The bid was a tremendous platform for us to promote Sri Lanka to more than 70 countries across the world...read more
SRI LANKA TO USE COMMONWEALTH GAMES BID AS CATALYST FOR LIFE-CHANGING DEVELOPMENT
11 November 2011, 18:00 AST – Sri Lanka will continue the large-scale investment set-out in its ‘life-changing’ Hambantota 2018 bid to...read more
HAMBANTOTA 2018 BID HAS BUILT TRUST IN CAPABILITY TO DELIVER LIFE-CHANGING GAMES
10 November 2011 – On the eve of the vote to decide the host city of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the leaders of the Hambantota 2018 bid have said...read more
HAMBANTOTA PUTS A SMILE ON ST KITTS SUMMIT
09 November 2011 – The team behind Sri Lanka’s Hambantota 2018 bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games has brought its own blend of island charm and carnival to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) summit on the Caribbean island of St Kitts.read more
HAMBANTOTA TO EMULATE IMPACT OF KUALA LUMPUR 1998
08 November 2011 – Those leading Sri Lanka’s ‘life-changing’ Hambantota 2018 bid to host its first Commonwealth Games have drawn parallels with the ‘extraordinary sporting and economic change’ enjoyed by Malaysia in bidding for and hosting the 1998 Games.read more
Special ‘visa on arrival’ arrangements will be in place during the 2018 Commonwealth Games...Read More >>
A Government-led project, with a strong financial commitment, fully supported by Guarantees...Read More >>
A highly compact Games concept – over 90% of venues, the Commonwealth Games Village and Main Media Centre...Read More >>
The unique legacy opportunity of creating a new ‘Sports City’ as the District, the Southern Province and the country recovers...Read More >>
A motivation to host a Commonwealth Games that is intrinsically linked with plans for the long term development of the District of Hambantota...Read More >>
Ready by 2016
Fast developing Hambantota is fully ready to offer the quality of competition and overcome the toughest challenges on the run-up to Commonwealth Games in 2018.Read More >>
As a Games legacy, the Sports City concept will provide a vibrant, mixed-use area that benefits the local population, Sri Lanka and international visitors.Read More >>
- "We wholeheartedly support the state- of- the- art sports enterprise park in Hambantota."
- "I still remember the glory of winning the Cricket World Cup in 1996. We will have the same glory as then by being the host city of CWG 2018."
- "As a nation we have done wonders. Commonwealth 2018 games will be a yet another milestone. I fully support Hambantota2018."
- "Let the world open eyes when we play 2011 Cricket World Cup semi finals in Hambantota sports city."
Sports & Economy
The Number One Tourist Destination
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Bundala National Park
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Local Supporting Organizations
- Ministry of External Affairs
- Central Bank of Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka Tourism
- Sri Lankan Airlines
- Sri Lanka Cricket
- National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
- Ministry of Sports
- Sri Lanka Ports Authority
- Export Development Board
- Sri Lanka Tea Board
- Ministry of Transport
- Central Environmental Authority
- Sri Lanka Army
- Sri Lanka Air Force
- Sri Lanka Navy
- Sri Lanka Police
- Urban Development Authority
- Survey General Department
- Hambantota Chamber of Commerce
- District Secretariat Hambantota