Sri Lanka’s finest motor racer Dilantha Malagamuwa bagged two important awards in the recently concluded Sports 1st Platinum Awards ceremony. He was adjudged “Most Popular Sportsman” and the “Best Motorsportsman” for 2016.
Dilantha has been in prime form away from home in the past few months. His most recent achievement in the UAE has certainly highlighted his dominance in many tournaments this year. For years, Dilantha Malagamuwa has been a silent hero for Sri Lanka.
His award was presented by another humble Sri Lankan, none other than our test cricket captain and veteran spinner Rangana Herath.
“I am very happy to get this. It’s the second time. I think we’ve been felicitated around the world when we win championships by government officials, presidents, and prime ministers but the best award you can get is in your home country,” said Dilantha after receiving his award.
He also thanked his mother and was overjoyed by her presence at the ceremony.
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