Tokyo Paralympic Games medal winners Dinesh Priyantha Herath and Samitha Dulan are set to receive a huge cash prize from the Sports Ministry once they arrive on September 7.
Gold Medalist Herath will receive a cash award of Rs. 50million while the Bronze Medalist Dulan will receive a cash award of Rs. 20m under the directions from the National Sports Council (NSC).
This was confirmed to the Daily Mirror yesterday by Amal Edirisooriya, Director General of the Department of Sports Development of the Ministry of Sports.
Edirisooriya further said that the award presentation to the two Para athletes will be made during a ceremony once the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
The Sports Ministry has also made arrangements to provide a red carpet welcome for the two medal winners during their arrival on September 7.