Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to reward cash prizes of Rs. 10 million and Rs. 1 million for Dinesh Priyantha and Samitha Dulan, who won a gold medal and a bronze medal respectively at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The Ministry of Sports has already announced that Paralympic javelin throw gold medalist Dinesh and bronze medalist Dulan will be awarded Rs. 50 million and Rs. 20 million respectively.
The official statement issued by the SLC in this regard as follows.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee, whilst congratulating the two Sri Lankan Athletes, who brought glory to the country during the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, has taken a decision to reward and recognize the outstanding achievement of the duo.
Accordingly, Dinesh Priyantha Herath, who won the ‘Gold’ medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46, and Samitha Dulan Kodithuwakku, who won the Bronze in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44, will be rewarded with a monetary award.
Sri Lanka Cricket will present the ‘Recognition’ to the two athletes with the participation of the Minister of Youth and Sports Honourable Namal Rajapaksa.