The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy historic journey begins from Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy is scheduled to visit more than 54 countries around the globe giving an opportunity to see the trophy in person for the football fans and Sri Lanka has been selected as the first country where this historic journey begins.

The officials of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka and representatives of the institutions providing sponsorships informed the President officially in this regard at the President’s Official Residence, yesterday (21).

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy will bring into Sri Lanka on January 23, 2018 and later the Trophy will officially hand over to the President.

Receiving this opportunity is a great honour for Sri Lanka.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy will keep at the BMICH on January 24 for the public view and on the same day the Trophy will be taken back to the Maldives.

Director General of Sports Saman Bandara, the President of the National Sports Selection Committee General Daya Ratnayake and Adviser to the Sports Ministry Susanthika Jayasinghe and others participated on this occasion.

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