Sri Lanka, Sept. 17 -- The sports loving public are in quandary over the activities of three sports bodies, namely Basketball, Carrom and Hockey, and are seeking Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa's intervention to reactivate these games to achieve their past glory.

These three sports, which at one time stole the limelight, have ceased conducting their annual activities due to reasons known only to them.

Hockey, which Sri Lanka was dominating in the 80's and 90's in the region, has perished completely and has become a game like a 'headless chicken'. The yesteryear players who donned the jersey both domestically and internationally have been sidelined due to the conduct of the administration, which they refer to as a one-man show.

The last...