As all we are aware due to the prevalent Global COVID-19 Outbreak, on 11th of March, 2020 the World Health Organization (hereinafter sometimes refers as ’WHO’) declared it as a Pandemic. Hence, many territories moved to impose restrictions on whereabouts of persons, business activities and routine operations and limited praxis without a pratique for control the prevalence of Covid-19 virus. The said precautions were precipitated the contractual liabilities inter alia, playing havoc with the parties to the commercial contracts. In compliance to the foregoing action of the ‘WHO’ Sri Lanka government too, initially declared Public holidays on 16th-19th March, 2020 and subsequently, on 20th March, 2020 imposed island wide curfew, which was caused to a spontaneous lockdown and restrictions on commercial activities except for those classified as ‘essential services’. The human cost of the novel Covid-19 outbreak has been widely reported and the tragic consequences continue. Unsurprisingly, the immediate focus for many was to work out how they could continue to operate after the introduction of strict social distancing requirements. Attention is now turning to whether businesses and their suppliers, customers and commercial partners can continue to perform their contractual obligations in spite of the fundamentally different situation in which they find themselves and, if not, what consequences flow from that, perhaps it may be critical to business survival notwithstanding their scale. In some territories the government did not urge to close businesses and organizations, nevertheless face unprecedented challenges as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. In addition to above, the author noticed that, the sports sector is one of many hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures taken by governments around the world to fight the spread of the virus.


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