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Wheelchair tennis players felicitated

10 October, 2021

The Sri Lanka wheelchair tennis team that finished sixth at the Wheelchair Tennis World Cup in Italy recently, were rewarded with a cash prize at a felicitation ceremony held at the Sports Ministry with the participation of Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa.

SLT Mobitel rewarded the three wheelchair tennis players, Tokyo Paralympian Suresh Dharmasena, Lasantha Ranaweera and DM Gamini with Rs.1 million each while coach Jagath Welikala received Rs.250,000.

The team defeated strong tennis nations such as Brazil, Belgium and Poland along the way to finish sixth. Later they were beaten by eventual semi-finalists France in the group stage and former champions Japan in the final placing tie. (TBR)