Friday 26th of February 2021

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American $ 40,000 donation to Sri Lanka Athletic Association

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Nilani Rathnayake is to be the first beneficiary


The World Athletic Association has donated US  $ 40,000   for the development of three athletic  events of Sri Lanka nearing to Rs. 8 million which will be released in two stages. This donation will be utilized to develop 1500 meters , 400 X4 relay and 3000 meters hurdles.

  This fund will sponsor the expenses of Nilani Rathnayake who is supposed to represent Sri Lanka at Tokyo Olympic to be held next year at the 1500 meters female running event. 

But no male or female athlete had been qualified to participate at the Tokyo Olympic tournament to be held next year. Nilani Rathnyake who managed to reach at the 39 place at the world event ranking of 1500 meters event , will get qualified to participate at the tournament according to the “ Wildcard System”

This is the  first specific benefit this grant to Sri Lanka

She had brought following International Hounds to the motherland

Jakarta Asian Games Pre-Tournament 2018 - 1500m - SILVER

Jakarta Asian Games Pre-Tournament 2018 - 3000m Steeplrchase - GOLD

Asian Games , Indonesia 2018 - 3000m steeplechase - 6th

South Asian Games 2016 - 1500m - BRONZE

South Asian Games 2016 - 5000m - BRONZE

Vietnam Open Championship 2016 - SILVER

Thailand open Championship 2015 – 3000m Steeple Chase - GOLD

Thailand open Championship 2015 – 1500m - GOLD

2019 Asian Championship,Doha Qatar - 3000M Steeple Chase Final 4th (9:58:55)