Gold medalist Dinesh Priyantha Herath and Bronze medalist Samitha Dulan Kodithuwakku of 2020 Tokyo Paralympics have met Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (08).
Prime Minister Rajapaksa added congratulations to the winners saying that these victories, which set new records at the Paralympics, will be an international recognition for Sri Lanka.
The Prime Minister also said that he would like to pay tribute to all the coaches and officers who led the way in this achievement which has rewritten the history of sports in Sri Lanka. The government will continue to provide the necessary facilities for the training of all athletes who are committed to adding pride to the country, he added.
Priyantha and Dulan, the Paralympic Medalists, told the Prime Minister that they would pay tribute to the support given by the government including the Sports Minister, for these victories.
Sports Minister Namala Rajapaksa, State Minister of Rural and School Sports Infrastructure Promotion Thenuka Vidanagamage, Director General of the Department of Sports Development Amal Edirisooriya, Chairman of the National Paralympic Committee Lieutenant Colonel Deepal Herath, Secretary Bandula Bandara and Coach for Javelin throwing Pradeep Nishantha were also present in the occasion.