By Taromane Martin
THE National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has confirmed that the president for archery federation and Hockey Federation Mr Nihal Seneviratne has been terminated.
A NOCSI statement yesterday said that Mr Seneviratne’s termination was endorsed during an executive board meeting held in back in May.
NOCSI said his termination means he will no longer be involved in any sport portfolio in the country that is affiliated to NOCSI whatsoever.
“National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) which is the authentic and the legitimate body of sport in the Solomon Islands representing the interests of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC), Commonwealth Games Federation and Pacific Games Council, wish to announce to the public the stakeholders and the Government and the public at large that the above named person Nihal Seneviratne has been terminated from holding any portfolios in any National Federation of sport in Solomon Islands that duly affiliated to NOCSI,” the statement said.
“His involvement in sports has been terminated by the NOCSI Executive Board and was passed and endorsed by the NOCSI Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 5th of May, 2019 with the overwhelming endorsement and approval of the General Assembly representing all sports in Solomon Islands.
“The public and all National Federations are informed by this media release that Nihal Seneviratne can no longer be involved in any sports portfolios whatsoever affiliated with NOCSI.
“NOCSI confirms that it cannot recognize Nihal’s involvement in any capacity in sports in Solomon Islands until further notice upon clearance of his termination,” NOCSI said.