Sri Lanka restored to full IRB Member Union

(IRB.COM) Wednesday 13 April 2011
 
 Sri Lanka restored to full IRB Member Union
Sri Lanka will play in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Top 5 in 2011

The International Rugby Board has announced that the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) has been restored to full IRB Member Union status with immediate effect.

The decision, taken by the IRB Council, after a comprehensive review of membership status of the SLRFU, follows the successful completion of the Union’s Annual General Meeting and Board elections in accordance with its constitution.

SLRFU representative sides will participate in Asian Rugby Football Union competitions during 2011.

Sri Lanka has one of the fastest growth rates of Rugby participation in Asia with over 103,000 men, women and children playing the sport, representing a 250% increase since 2007.