Published On: Wed, Jun 7th, 2017

Govt. to ban sell of medal won by athlete in international event

The Sports Minister says he intends to introduce laws preventing the sale or auction of any medal won by an athlete in an international event.

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara made the observation during an event held on Wednesday.

This came after Olympic Silver Medalist Susanthika Jayasinghe claimed that she has decided to auction her medal. Jayasinghe also alleged that the ministry has stopped paying her salary for her work as a consultant to the Sports Ministry.

However, Minister Jayasekara denied allegations made by Susanthika Jayasinghe that his ministry has stopped paying the salary.

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