President Mithripala Sirisena presented Gold Awards to 41 Sri Lankan Olympians who represented the country in Olympic Games since 1948. The Gold Awards were presented at the President’s house in Colombo Fort on Monday as a part of the 2017 silver jubilee celebrations of the Sports Ministry. The award ceremony was organized by the Sports Ministry in collaboration with the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka. A donation of Rs. 5 million to the Sri Lanka Olympians Association was also made by the president at the ceremony. Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, Sports Ministry secretary R. B. Dissanayake, minister S. B. Dissanayake and Sri Lanka Olympians Association officials were also present.