The national teams that gained victory in the 7s series were greeted by President Sirisena. There was a felicitation ceremony that was organized with President Maithripala Sirisena being the chief guest of the occasion. Dayasiri Jayasekara, the Sports Minister, set up the ceremony in order to honor the Under 20 as well as Under 18 teams that came back victorious after playing the Asian Rugby Sevens Series that was held in Hong Kong.
The coach and captain of the Under 18 team were handed a cheque of 1.5 million, while a similar cheque was handed over to the captain and coach of Under 20 team as well. The teams had not only won the championship, but they also took the country to the top position in the Asian rugby scene. This has ensured that rugby is back in the spotlight for Sri Lanka. The teams have been dominating the games well and the ease with which the players play has shown that the national teams definitely have skilled and talented players and coaching as well. It also lays the path for the forthcoming tournaments where the teams will have a good position to start with as the younger teams are being prepared well.
After the Asian Rugby championships are over, there had been a protest launched by Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union about the last minute try whose outcome was controversial as per their views. The unions feel that the decision in this try went in favor of Hong Kong which was not right. Before the final try came about, the country had been winning with 17-12 points. The final trial has raised controversies as per the visuals that have been analyzed. The union has written a letter raising the issue to the organizing committee.