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President congratulates Lankan winners

Oct 15, 2010 2:00:04 PM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has congratulated Sri Lankan medal winners of the 19th Commonwealth Games. He requested them to prepare for the Commonwealth Games to be staged in Sri Lanka in 2018.

The President who was the Guest of Honour at the closing of the Games in New Delhi last evening, met this morning the Sri Lanka athletes who participated in the Games. Extending his warmest greetings to them, the President appreciated Manju Wanniarachchi who displayed his talents in the Boxing event and winning a Gold and doing Sri Lanka proud. The only appeal made b y the athletes to the President was to grant them facilities to engage in their training. In response, the President opined that told them that they could use the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium for their training.

The athletes told the President that his participation in the closing ceremony of the Games was received a boost and was a strength to them. Giving his due attention to a request made by the athletes to provide them with the services of the President’s personal physician Eliyantha White, the President instructed hi Secretary to immediately provide them with the required facilities.