The ARASL has embarked on an ambitious development programme to create a pool of national level oarsmen/women, coaches, umpires, selectors and equipment, in order to develop the sport ever further. It is the hope of the ARASL to vie for a place at the 2020 Olympics. The National Rowing Academy at Diyawanna Rowing Centre has been achieved. The goal of the centre is to popularize rowing amongst all age groups, be it novice, recreational or competitive. Other goals include setting up a boat building facility and making rowing a truly National sport accessible to everyone in Sri Lanka and winning accolades in the international rowing arena.