Cabinet approves rewards scheme for Para Athletes | Daily News

Cabinet approves rewards scheme for Para Athletes

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal to grant monetary rewards to the Sri Lankan athletes who secured medals at the Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Dinesh Priyantha Herath and Samitha Dulan won Gold and Bronze respectively in the Men’s javelin events at the Games.

Following their victory, the Sports Ministry had proposed to award Rs. 50m to Herath and Rs. 20m to Dulan as monetary rewards for their performances.

A senior official of the Ministry of Sports yesterday announced that on the request of Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, a special Cabinet paper was approved for the reward scheme of the two Paralympians.

Meanwhile, Rs. 19.125m has been allocated for the coaches of the Paralympians.

The prize money allocated by the Sports Ministry: Gold - Rs. 50m, Bronze - Rs. 20m, 4th to 8th place - Rs. 2.5m, 9th to 16th place - Rs. 1m (x4), world record - Rs. 10m. (D.R)

 


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