Paralympic gold medalist Herath gets new house
Paralympic Gold medalist Dinesh Priyantha Herath receiving the key to the new house from Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, The Secretary to the Sports Ministry Anuradha Wijekoon, and Sports Director General Amal Edirisooriya are also present.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has presented a new house for Paralympic gold medalist Dinesh Priyantha Herath at the Temple Trees on Wednesday. Thirty-five-year-old Herath who finished first at the F 46 Javelin throw with a World Record of 67.79 m became the first Sri Lankan athlete to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics held last September.
After the historic achievement by Dinesh Priyantha Herath, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has come forward to felicitate and the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to present a new house for Hearth last September 8. The Prime Minister in his capacity as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing has instructed to expedite the provision of the relevant house through a housing project implemented by the Urban Development Authority. Herath the golden arm javelin thrower has received a new house from Metro Homes Hosing Complex at Slave Island.
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa also highly praised para athletes’ performances and pointed out his suggestion to include para athletic sports for the National Sports Festival in the future. The Prime Minister also pointed out the value of more opportunities for para athletes.
The Secretary to the Sports Ministry Anuradha Wijekoon, the Sports Director General Amal Edirisooriya, Major General Rajitha Ampemohotti the former President of National Paralympic Committee (NPC), Lt. Colonel Deepal Herath NPC President, and senior officials of the Urban Development and Housing Authority were present on this occasion.