Sporting goods retailer Decathlon suspends operations in Sri Lanka

September 09, 2022

Sporting goods retailer ‘Decathlon’ today announced it will indefinitely suspend all retail operations in Sri Lanka (store and eCommerce) from 30 October 2022. In a release, Decathlon said due to the ongoing situation in the country it has become impossible for it to resupply its product ranges, in reference to the recent ban on imports imposed by the government.

“Since October 2018, Decathlon has been operating up to 2 stores, located in Battaramulla and Union Place (closed on July 31st, 2022), as well as an eCommerce website. Committed to helping its local employees, Decathlon is putting into place a comprehensive set of measures: relocation to Decathlon’s local production sites and other teams in the company, financial and return-to-employment support to teammates moving outside of Decathlon. We would like to thank all of our customers and partners for the goodwill and support they have shown since we first opened our doors. The welcome reserved for our concept and our products was amazing and we sincerely hope to restart our retail activities in Sri Lanka when circumstances permit. Decathlon’s production activities in Sri Lanka will continue to operate as normal” the company said. .