Munich, Germany. In September of 2004, the German Sports Exchange Programme (GSEP) hosted a handball tournament for countries from all over the world to participate in. Sri Lanka showed up and played… pretty dismally. The team lost every single match and were “suspicious to begin with.”
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Sri Lanka is trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of its "national handball team" while on tour in Germany, but it is no easy task - the country does not have such a team. Acting German ...
The handball team was taking part in a programme in which teams from both countries visited each other for friendly games. The sports ministry in Sri Lanka said the trip was not authorised. Handball is a sport very rarely played in Sri Lanka and the formation of a national team was a mystery, according to the ministry spokesman.
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While German and Italian authorities scratch their heads about the best way out of the mess, reports say that Sri Lanka officials have confirmed that the country doesn’t even have a national handball team. The Movie. In 2008 there was a movie made about the entire incident, “Machan“. The film was shot on locations in Sri Lanka and Germany.
TIL that in 2004 the entire Sri Lankan “national handball team” mysteriously disappeared soon after arriving in Germany for an invitational friendly tour. The formation of a national team was unauthorized and is a mystery according to the sports ministry in Sri Lanka. by whatilearned August 2, 2021, 10:56 pm.
The sudden disappearance of a visiting Sri Lankan handball team in Frankfurt has baffled German authorities and there is suspicion the team may have landed in Italy to seek employment as immigrants.
Background. Based upon a true story, the film was shot on locations in Sri Lanka and Germany. The inspiration came from the actual case of the 2004 incident, where a fake Sri Lankan national handball team tricked its way into a German tournament, lost all of their matches, and subsequently vanished.
TIL that in 2004 the entire Sri Lankan "national handball team" mysteriously disappeared soon after arriving in Germany for an invitational friendly tour. The formation of a national team was unauthorized and is a mystery according to the sports ministry in Sri Lanka.
Oscar winning producer recreates ‘Lankan Handball Team’ fiasco. By Susitha R. Fernando . Internationally acclaimed ‘The Full Monty’ famed director Uberto Pasolini is in town to cinematically capture the somewhat tragic yet hilarious true story of the ‘Sri Lankan National Handball Team’, which disappeared in Germany in 2004.
This is a parody of a match played in 2004, when the "Sri Lanka National Handball Team" traveled to Germany to play against a local team. After this match, t...