Lankan athletes competing in Rio Olympics meet the President

Lankan athletes competing in Rio Olympics meet the President

Lankan athletes competing in Rio Olympics meet the President

Written by Lahiru Fernando

22 Jul, 2016 | 6:12 am

The Sri Lankan contingent for the 2016 Rio Olympics met President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday July 21. Whiles wishing the athletes success at the global event, the president also blessed them – to achieve victory for the motherland.

“As a government we will give you all the support we can. This will be victory in your personal life as well a victory for the country”, said the president.

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from August 5  -21 where nine sportsmen and women will represent Sri Lanka.

A souvenir stamp and First Day Cover, issued by the Postal Department to mark Olympic Games – 2016, were presented to the President during the event.

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