Written by Amani Nilar
07 Sep, 2021 | 9:50 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): A special Cabinet paper had been approved for the reward scheme of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics winners, the Ministry of Youth and Sports says.
Accordingly, a total amount of Rs. 106.625 million has been allocated for the reward scheme.
The special Cabinet paper has been approved on the request of the Sports and Youth Minister, Namal Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka managed to win two medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, with Warrant Officer-1 Dinesh Priyantha winning a gold medal at the Men’s Javelin F46 event and Samitha Dulan Kodituwakku winning the Bronze medal at the Men’s Javelin throw – F64 event.
The entirety of Rs. 106.625 million will be allocated to medal winning athletes and their respective coaches.
Prize money breakdown in LKR
In addition, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have also pledged to present a cash award of Rs. 10m to Herath and a cash award of Rs, 1m to Dulan.
The athletes are due to return to the country today (07).
On the request of Hon. @RajapaksaNamal a special cabinet paper was approved today for the reward scheme of the #ParalympicsTokyo2020 medal winners! Accordingly the entirety of the prize money will be allocated to medal winning athletes & the respective coaches! 🥇 🥈🥉#ජයගමු🇱🇰
— Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (@MoYS_SriLanka) September 7, 2021
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