With its focus entirely on the inaugural Asian Five Nations Championship next year, Hong Kong will stick to its decision not to take part in the 'Rugby Asiad' to be played in Sri Lanka in November. 'The directors have decided to keep with the original decision not to go to Colombo,' said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. 'The dates of the tournament never suited us as it will be in the middle of our domestic season, and also our main focus is on the Asian Five Nations in April.' During the Sri Lankan Sevens, held 10 days ago in Kandy, Gregory received a personal plea from his Sri Lankan counterpart Nimal Lewke for Hong Kong's participation in the tournament which had been postponed from last year due to security concerns. Hong Kong - along with other leading Asian countries Japan and South Korea - had earlier pulled out of the week-long tournament in Colombo. 'I feel very sad for Sri Lanka that we are not able to go ... but we have decided that since we are now looking ahead to the Asian Five Nations, it didn't suit our schedule,' Gregory said.