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President felicitates Sri Lankan Champions

President Ranil Wickremesinghe felicitated two Asian Championship teams Cricket, Netball and Commonwealth Games medal winners at a special ceremony of the Asian Champions’ Felicitation Ceremony organised by Dialog Axiata and Cinnamon Lake Hotel at the Cinnamon Lake Hotel yesterday night.

The President said the Cricket team led by skipper Dasun Shanaka lost their first game against Afghanistan but the team fought back to win all matches and win the title. This is a good lesson for all. "The Sri Lankan economy has suffered a setback but it is resilient and will bounce back soon like the cricket team," said President Wickremesinghe.

The two champion teams together with their coaches and officials of the Sri Lanka Cricket and National Netball Federation were present at this occasion.

Meanwhile, SLC President Shammi Siva handed over US$ 500,000 as a donation to the Apeksha Hospital while the champion team members and Commonwealth Games medal winners also received special mementos from the President.

The President of the Sri Lanka Cricket, Netball Federation President Victoria Lakshmi, National Athletic coach Y.W.K. Kularatne, Paralympic Committee president Lt. Col. Deepal Herath and Wrestling Federation President Sarath Hewawitharana were also felicitated. Dialog CEO Supun Weerasinghe and Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe also graced the occasion.

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