Weightlifting gold medalist Chinthana Vidanage has been named the most outstanding sportsman of the 36th National Sports Festival and has been awarded a car worth Rs. 4 million.
The 2006 Commonwealth games gold medalist set a new Sri Lankan record in the 77 kg Weight category at the National Sports Festival yesterday. (AG)
Comments - 37
spark Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:57 AM
State gifts should take into consideration actual situation and requirements of this humble village lad. These are gifts that Namal would outreach and love to flaunt, but to Chinthanan it will be of concern and waste.
Sarath Monday, 01 November 2010 05:26 PM
Better late than never
Senevi-Doha Monday, 01 November 2010 05:43 PM
Who is this idiot Steve!! making comments without knowing the reality. Pls do not hurt this innocent fellow
Nina Kamal Monday, 01 November 2010 06:35 PM
Oh! now he is qualified to contest a seat in the parliament, hurry lets nominate him to a party!
TR Monday, 01 November 2010 06:49 PM
Does he has an income to run this car ?. I'm afraid not. provide them a regular income to carry out sports activities .
teri amara Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:17 PM
steve dont talk like a dope. Chinthana worked hard for it and thorouly desirves the accord.
Don Anurasiri Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:20 AM
He has brought glory to the country he deserves gifts from his humble beginnings. Hopefully the cheap government won't buy him the most expensive Maruti out there. 4 million how much is that in taxes.. ridiculous
jarule Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:00 AM
Steve you should leave the country very soon.
JAMES Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:52 AM
this will encourage other sportsmen to do well.
pranandu Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:14 AM
Great to hear it but this guys need is a house.
Dinesh Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:24 AM
Do not let him to sell that and utilize proceeds for training. Give him a training allowance also.
B.B. Marasingha Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:36 AM
Those days JVP too wanted to map so called "Chinthanaya" with this great man's name Chinthana for cheap publicity but he didn't care the cunning politics at all.
Oyage Podi Guru Monday, 01 November 2010 01:10 PM
That's a lot of car:
Live rates at 2010.11.01 13:06:00 UTC 4,000,000.00 LKR = 35,816.62 USD
Saman Monday, 01 November 2010 01:10 PM
He is a true champion. Good Luck, drive safely!.
Sampath Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:46 AM
Steve is the only person who came from the other side :p G kolla
SP Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:59 AM
He Deserves more than this ... considering all the hardships he had to come through over the last few years .. He is a silent Hero.
Labby Monday, 01 November 2010 01:19 PM
Does it come with a 'full cover' insurance premium too ?
Kundu mali Monday, 01 November 2010 01:36 PM
Please wait for the drug test results.
AjayH Monday, 01 November 2010 01:40 PM
This guy deserves it. Wish him all the best.
weerasuriya Monday, 01 November 2010 01:41 PM
Great achievement and wish him a happy and prospers future.
Bridie Monday, 01 November 2010 01:43 PM
Well it’s approximately USD 465.15 per Kg (35, 816.62/ 77). the rates could have been better though given the cost of living these days!!!
O S - Doha Monday, 01 November 2010 01:45 PM
If you failed in A + B tests, I will be the winner of 4m car
Oyage Podi Guru Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:42 AM
He might consider selling the vehicle and buying one that is less expensive to operate and maintain and then invest the other half or so of the money in things he needs for himself and his family.
TMA Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:47 AM
Finally the ppl who deserve is rewarded, unlike those cricket crooks
sira Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:51 AM
only country in the world who publish insult to a humble village lad who with all odds have achived what you steve in your life time wiil not achive. Your comment is highly vulgar.
Zufar Monday, 01 November 2010 02:33 PM
Is this a BRIBE to keep him silent? I saw some pro government newspapers publishing certain articles critisizing comments made by chinthana.
Jumbuli Jumba Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:12 AM
Steve, Pls don't categorise all sportsmen/women in Sri Lanka as cheats!
steve Monday, 01 November 2010 03:14 PM
Only country that rewards cheats.
Mr. Serious Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:08 AM
i think people have got it wrong this is not the "Boxer" this is the "Weight Lifter". so stop talking trash about him.
Above the crowd Monday, 01 November 2010 04:34 PM
Apitah dan ithin ISPORT karanna thamai thiyenne
Nizam Rahim Monday, 01 November 2010 04:46 PM
Steve, Chinthana is clean athlete. How you say he is a cheat?
Suba Monday, 01 November 2010 04:47 PM
Well Done! This will serve as an incentive to other sportsmen and women too.
menaka Monday, 01 November 2010 05:08 PM
what the hell are you talking about? This guy has been going through all hardships with minimum support to bring glory to the country!
menaka Monday, 01 November 2010 05:09 PM
way to go bro! congratz!
sf Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:49 AM
Really proud of Chinthaka, because he brings out the true identity of what a Sri Lankan should be - HARDWORKING!!
Fair n Square Monday, 01 November 2010 05:10 PM
So everytime someone betters a S L record are they entitled for a car?
Hiranthi Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:47 AM
Well done Chinthana, live with dignity...
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