SGM comes a cropper

By a rugby correspondent

On Friday the 29th the much awaited Special General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union came a cropper as the meeting could not start as there was no quorum. This special general meeting was called for by the Interim Committee to pass what was termed the amendments to the constitution. With the IRB having given a deadline for the Union to have an elected body and in terms of an undertaking given the Annual General meeting has to be held by the end of February. If not Sri Lanka face the risk of being not accepted in rugby circles and thus unable to play in or host any international tournaments.
It is not understood why the Interim body insists on having a SGM when all that they should do is to facilitate the holding of the AGM and leave it to the new council to effect any changes to the constitution that may be needed.

There is also confusion among the stake holders as there was a Special General Meeting that was held in June where the amendments were approved. Provincial representatives allege the draft presented is different in content to what was approved.

Prior to the SGM the Western Province Rugby Football union called a meeting of its constituent members to discuss the proposed amendments. The Western Province which comprise almost of all Division clubs was unanimous in its decision that the AGM should be held under the old constitution and that new council be tasked with the job of framing a new set of laws. This is despite the offer in the amendments for more voting to the A division clubs except Kandy. These clubs see ahead of the damage that may be caused by the less than important treatment given to the provinces as well as the schools from whose products the clubs have benefited. It is now a question of what happens next, if the provinces are not represents when another SGM is called. If so will the Interim go on and risk cutting off ties with the Governing body.

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