During a ceremony on January 31, 2011, the logo for Sri Lanka's bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games was unveiled.
- "The new logo underlines a compelling combination of Sri Lankan culture, rich tradition and excitement. The official logo promises to capture the hearts of everyone who is involved with the Commonwealth Games world around. The Hambantota2018 brand is simple ,clear, daring and instantly identifiable, and tells the world what a courteous and friendly nation Sri Lanka is." - News article on the Hambantota2018 website