Sponsorship granting for three international sports medallists

Three athletes of Pallebowala Maha Vidyalaya, Hanguranketha, Nuwara Eliya District won national and international championships in 2018 and 2019. Hon. C.B Rathnayake, Minister of Wildlife and Forest Conservation requested the Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs to extend the sponsorship of the Ministry of Sports to the relevant students studying in the school located in a difficult area with minimal facilities to develop their skills. Accordingly, Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Minister agreed to grant sponsorship to Imesha Lasanthi Kumari, who won a gold medal at the Thai Boxing Championships in Turkey in 2019, Kasun Kaushalya Gunawardena, who won the Silver Medal at the 2018 Air Rifle Championships and the 2018 Thai Boxing Championships in Thailand and J.I.D Ratnayake, a student who won a silver medal at the 2018 Thai Boxing Championships in Thailand in 2019, and in addition, school will be provided with a boxing ring and other sports equipment.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Sports also agreed to sponsor K. Chandrasekar, an athlete who is currently living under economic difficulties in the Nuwara-Eliya area, who has set a Sri Lankan record in the 5000m event.