17 Aug 2021
On 16 August 2021, H.E. Mr. Poj Harnpol, Ambassador-Designate of Thailand to Sri Lanka, donated financial assistance to the Muay Thai Association of Sri Lanka (MTASL) at the Muay Thai gym in Narahenpita, Colombo. Mr. Asoke Jayarathan, Chairman of MTASL, thanked the Ambassador and Thailand for the donation and congratulated Thailand on the recognition of Muay Thai as an Olympic sport by the international Olympic Committee (OIC). The Chairman also gave a brief overview of the history of Muay Thai development in Sri Lanka and handed over an action plan for “VISION 2028”, a project to raise awareness of Muay Thai around Sri Lanka. The ambassador thanked MTASL for the commitment in elevating the status of Muay Thai and expressed his willingness to work closely with MTASL to promote Muay Thai to a wider audience in the future.