All state institutions are to be equipped with a complete gymnasium in keeping with the government’s policy of raising a healthy public sector cadre, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.
He said the budget to be presented next month had made allocation for this project.
The minister said a survey carried out among the employees of the Sports Ministry had revealed that 65 per cent of the staff were not healthy.
He said some employees were not in a position to attend even a half-hour meeting without falling asleep.
The gyms would be designed by the Sports Ministry and private sector firms also could obtain its services for a fee.