Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa in a congratulatory message said that Dinesh Priyantha’s heroics were mainly due to his dedication and long-term training.
“Herath’s Gold Medal is a result of long-term dedication and proper training,” the Minister told the Daily News yesterday.
“This is a good example for all athletes and he is a real role model to all Sri Lankan sportsmen and sportswomen.”
“Herath has already proved that we can achieve success at any level in international sporting events and his effort is a huge boost for all of us.”
The Minister congratulated Herath over the phone and said: “Most of the time our athletes are looking for excuses but the Sri Lankan Para Athletes have provided the answer by setting an example for others.”
“I am very happy about this achievement and the efforts put in by the coaching staff and we want to continue this momentum.”
“Herath has opened a new chapter in Sri Lankan sports and I wish all Para Athletes and their coaches the best of luck in their future endeavours,” the Minister added.