Para athletes did immense service to country without facilities – Minister

Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha said that Sri Lanka’s para athletes who won 14 medals at recent Asian Para Games in Jakarta were a good example to able athletes.Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha greeting Sampath Hettiarachchi who won silver medal in javelin throw.

The Minister made these remarks at the felicitation ceremony held at Duncan White auditorium for the para athletes yesterday.

He further pointed out that our para athletes won 14 medals including four gold’s with lack of facilities but able athletes who went with a contingent of 175 did not win a single medal at the Asian Games.