Dilantha Malagamuwa receives state sponsorship after 36 years

Dilantha Malagamuwa with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan racing legend Dilantha Malagamuwa received the state sponsorship for the first time to participate in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship 2020, after 36 years.

The racing tournament will be held from September 05 to November 15 in Germany, Spain, Belgium and France.

He received the blessing from Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during a meeting at the Temple Trees on Wednesday (26) before leaving the country to participate in the championship.

Mr Malagamuwa, who joined the weekly cabinet media briefing on Thursday said that he was grateful for the opportunity given to him.

Meanwhile, in a tweet, Prime Minister Rajapaksa extended wishes for Malagamuwa.

“I wish Dilantha Malagamuwa, Sri Lanka‚Äôs International Star in the motor racing arena, the very best of luck as he heads out to participate in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship 2020. He is an inspiration to those who aspire to engage in diverse areas of non-traditional sports,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

(Source: Daily Mirror – By Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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