LONDON: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association’s (SLBA) membership with immediate effect.
This follows progressive correspondence between the world-governing body and the SLBA over the past 18 months pertaining to the SLBA’s governance; the review of the SLBA Constitution and the independence and autonomy of the SLBA.
BWF has determined the SLBA Constitution does not meet the criteria for ongoing membership of the BWF under Clause 8.3 and 8.10 of the BWF Constitution. Additionally, BWF has determined the autonomy of the SLBA is being compromised through the application of government sports regulations and sports laws and this is contrary to the requirements under Clause 5.2 and 5.3 of the BWF Constitution (linked here).
In accordance with Clause 13.10 of the BWF Constitution, a suspended BWF member association may not: