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SPEED dares to dream where our nation and our sports people could be if they had the facilities, the science, the infrastructure, the discipline and the opportunities that are taken for granted by many other countries. Our team know they have the capability, the capacity and the commitment to facilitate the use of sport towards ushering in an era of peace with prosperity,  pride and belonging. We know our nation has the potency. We know we need only provide the foundation and the triggers, the policy, the plan and the process.

 SPEED takes on the dual role of creating the enabling environment for Sports Performance Development and Sports for Peace and Development as overarching drivers to create a stable and developed Sri Lanka. Towards this, it it will  work in tandem with multiple partners including international sport bodies, the UN, the Commonwealth, academic, research and media organizations. 

Our Partners and Associates

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Welcome To Speed

The civil organization Sport for Peace, Education, Empowerment and Development (SPEED) was established as a national Non-Governmental Organization via an act of parliament by a dedicated team of young men and women who had recognized and noted the fact that there was no single agency at the time of its inception that was capable of addressing the many opportunities to leverage sports for peace and development (SDP) nor the capabilities or networking potential to address the grassroots gaps in engineering the enabling environment for sports performance development (SPD).

In formulating the idea for SPEED, most crucially, this team recognized that civil agency has the greatest potency to a) engage for outreach b) engage for policy coherence c) create the most conducive enabling environment for triggering a groundswell for performance excellent d) obtain the assistance of multiple local and international experts to support such an initiative and e) create the infrastructure, impact strategies and process system required for development of sport, sports research and SDP.

The SPEED Team

As with any organization, the impact of SPEED is almost entirely dependent upon the quality and experience of its staff and support persons. Therefore, the creators of the organization places priority focus on hiring the best available staff to man the various components of this very complex project.

SPEED governing council


 

Proposed Speed Teams

 

Who are we?

The civil organization Sport for Peace, Education, Empowerment and Development (SPEED) was established as a national Non-Governmental Organization via an act of parliament by a dedicated team of young men and women who had recognized and noted the fact that there was no single agency at the time of its inception that was capable of addressing the many opportunities to leverage sports for peace and development (SDP) nor the capabilities or networking potential to address the grassroots gaps in engineering the enabling environment for sports performance development (SPD).

In formulating the idea for SPEED, most crucially, this team recognized that civil agency has the greatest potency to a) engage for outreach b) engage for policy coherence c) create the most conducive enabling environment for triggering a groundswell for performance excellent d) obtain the assistance of multiple local and international experts to support such an initiative and e) create the infrastructure, impact strategies and process system required for development of sport, sports research and SDP.

Vision and Mission statement

SPEED value statement

 

The Operational Objectives of SPEED:

  • Sri Lanka society primarily and other nations secondarily shall have the opportunity to use the third space neutrality of sport to create integrated, commonly purposed societies.
  • Sri Lanka society primarily and other nations secondarily shall have the opportunity to use the potency of sport towards personal and collective social, economic and cultural development. 
  • Sri Lankan athletes primarily and those of other nations secondarily shall have the opportunity to be identified exclusively on the basis of ability and merit and afforded the opportunity to  further the development of their sport and education potential.
  • Sri Lanka athletes primarily and those of other nations secondarily shall be afforded the opportunity to engage in sport as a career that envelops and develops throughout their life from pre-competition through competition to post-competition eras within an enabling environment with strong, coherent, consistent policy, sound infrastructure and quality human resources for scientific optimization of sport performance.

 

 SPEED thrust areas

The need for SPEED

Islamic women are also sports women

The idea that sports redirects certain natural human tendencies towards aggression and competition is as old as civilization itself. The Olympic Games were a formalization of this pseudo-aggression to create cooperation between cultures and nations.

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  • PR: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

     RUGBY GOES TO MUTHUR


    Colombo, 6th  April 2016: Sport for Peace, Education, Empowerment and Development (SPEED), a national Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with the Rugby Football Union of Sri Lanka, and the Eastern Provincial Council organized a tag rugby training,  6th April 2016, in Paddithidel Maha Vidyalaya, Pattithidal,  Muthur Sri Lanka as part of the events organised to celebrate the international day of Sport for Development and Peace.

    Sport: A Tool for Development & Peace Building

    Vositha Wijenayake

    Sport has long being recognised as a tool for peace promotion. Its disregard for borders across nations, and the ability to bring together societies has enabled sports to play a significant role in promoting social integration, and economic development. Sport is also a powerful tool to address many issues of the society, including the promotion of peace and development. Having the capacity to strengthen social ties and networks, promote ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice, sport could further provide avenues to address issues in post conflict situations, and bring create solidarity among different peoples.

    Celebrating the International Day of Sport - 2016

    On the 6th of April 2016, SPEED organization in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Sport, Eastern Provincial Council is celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by bringing tag rugby programme for underprivileged youth in Muthur which was an area deeply affected by three decades of war.

  • National Policy Framework on Education

    Comprehensive National Policy Framework covering all areas of Tertiary Education, namely the Universities, other Higher Education Institutions and Technical and Vocational Education Institutions in Sri Lanka.

    Education First Sri Lanka - Ministry of Education

    ‘Educati on First, Sri Lanka’ which gives an overview of the educati on system in Sri Lanka from ancient period to present era.

    Primary Education Reform-Democratic Social Republic of Sri Lanka

    Reform in primary education has been set on the backburner. This is the last document treating the subject in any depth and it was back in 1999.

    National Youth Policy -Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

    The NYP recognizes that socially responsible, ethically conscious and politically aware youth are integral in our nation’s search for a just and peaceful society.

    World Conference of Sport Ministers-MINEPS V - Declaration of Berlin

    The outcome document of UNESCO’s 5th World Conference of Sport Ministers (MINEPS V), the “Declaration of Berlin” was adopted by 121 represented Member States.