Manju makes Dian’s dream come true
Oct 13, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
It was a red letter day in the annals of Sri Lanka’s sports when boxer Manju Wanniarachchi won the country’s first Commonwealth Games boxing gold after 72 years.
A new chapter in sports revolution of Sri Lanka under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s inspiring leadership was written in letters of gold with Warriarachchi’s memorable win over Sean McGoldrick of Wales to win the gold medal in the bantamweight 56kg category final at the Tal Katora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi last evening.
Wanniarachchi’s golden feat is a welcome sign towards Sri Lanka’s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota. Young Parliamentarian and former Sri Lanka Youth rugby captain Namal Rajapaksa has taken a keen interest to bring the Commonwealth to Sri Lanka and Wanniarachchi’s golden feat yesterday would no doubt help Sri Lanka’s bid.