Tharushi and Asian Games medal winners felicitated

by malinga
November 19, 2023 1:15 am 0 comment 150 views

By TB Rahaman

Gold-medal winning Asian Games sprinter Tharushi Karunaratne was felicitated with a reward of Rs. 10 million presented by former Olympian Silver medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe at a ceremony held on Friday.

The money was a donation from Sri Lanka Cricket.

Tharushi won gold in the 800 metres at last September’s Asian Games in China.

Sri Lanka Cricket also donated money to other medal winners at the Games with Dilhani Lekamge, the silver medallist in the javelin throw event receiving Rs.5 million for her outstanding achievement and her coach Pradeep Nishantha presented with one million.

Susantha Fernando who also won a medal received Rs.2 million.

Six members of the men’s 4×400 metres relay team were presented with one million while each member of the women’s 4×400 metres relay team was also presented with rupees one million.

Sri Lanka Cricket in all donated Rs. 28 million.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Athletics is planning to send athletes for the upcoming marathon events in 2024 and will conduct selection trails on November 26 for these events.

You may also like

Leave a Comment


The Sunday Observer is the oldest and most circulated weekly English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka since 1928

[email protected] 
Call Us : (+94) 112 429 361

Advertising Manager:
Sudath   +94 77 7387632
Web Advertising :
Nuwan   +94 77 727 1960
Classifieds & Matrimonial
Chamara  +94 77 727 0067

Facebook Page

All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Lakehouse IT Division