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Sports Minister Namal comes to the rescue of former athlete

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa discusing with former athlete, Chandana Nishantha Atapattu at the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa discusing with former athlete, Chandana Nishantha Atapattu at the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Former 400 metres hurdles champion Chandana Nishantha Atapattu, who is also a kabaddi coach, hasn’t a permanent job and is selling eggs at the Hettipola town to maintain his family amidst economic difficulties.

After the media highlighted his plight, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa asked him to meet him at the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports last week.

Chandana Nishantha showed the Minister the trophies and medals he has won while representing Sri Lanka at national and international levels.

Minister Namal Rajapaksa, realizing the plight of the player, contacted the Governor of the North-Western Province, Raja Collure, to help him to get a job. Accordingly, Chandana Nishantha is scheduled to meet the Governor of the North Western Province on Wednesday. Most probably he will get a job at the North Western Provincial Council Sports Ministry after considering his sports achievements. - (DR)


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