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 â€“ 3000m Steeple Chase - GOLD
Thailand open Championship 2015 â€“ 1500m - GOLD
2019 Asian Championship,Doha Qatar - 3000M Steeple Chase Final 4th (9:58:55)
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