A total of fifty-three sports personalities are set to be felicitated at the Presidential Awards scheduled to be held on the 19th of May at the BMICH. The grand ceremony will be conducted by the Ministry of Sports and the Department of Sports Development in the island.
Awards are expected to be presented in the presence of the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. Specialized sportsman and sports journalists will also receive awards at the prestigious ceremony.
“The Ministry has allocated a sum of rupees ten million for this year’s program and we are hoping to build on the initial effort that we launched last year. The period under scrutiny would be 1 January to 31 December 2016,” said Chairman of the project Saman Amarasinghe. (Sunday Times).
The organizers have also made plans to honor sports personalities with disabilities at the ceremony.