The Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England was started in a grand manner.
Organizers at the opening ceremony expressed confidence that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be watched by more than a billion people worldwide.
Below you can watch some special moments of this grand opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, the sportsmen and women of the Sri Lankan team who are participating in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England are scheduled to participate in the following matches today.
The Sri Lanka seven-member rugby team is going to enter the field of competition against the New Zealand team.
The match will start at 1.30 pm Sri Lanka time.
The Sri Lankan men's sevens rugby team will play against England and the women's sevens rugby team will play against New Zealand.
The match will start at 10.00 pm Sri Lanka time.
The Sri Lanka 3x3 men's basketball team will take on Scotland at 8:00 pm and Kenya at 12:00 pm.
The Sri Lanka 3x3 women's basketball team will play against Kenya at 8:00 pm and against Scotland at 12:00 pm.
The Sri Lankan athletes are ready to compete against Australia in the preliminary round of the badminton mixed team event and in the finals of the men's gymnastics event.
Sri Lankan swimmer Akalank Peiris is scheduled to compete in the preliminary round of the 50m butterfly event. (colombotimes.lk)