Racing Champ Dilantha Malagamuwa Receives State Sponsorship For Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship 2020

Sri Lanka Tourism has come on board to exclusively sponsor motor racing champion Dilantha Malagamuwa at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship 2020 — the first time the racer has received this degree of support in over three decades of his career.

“I have identified that Dilantha Malagamuwa has been a strong advocate in promoting Sri Lanka as a nation in addition to being a world renowned sportsman. It is our responsibility to support individuals of his calibre and provide adequate value back to them as a grateful nation,” Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.

“As I always say I’m humbled by the love and admiration I have received from Sri Lankans living across the world for I have always taken pride in representing Sri Lanka in my sport,” Dilantha said, adding, "This year is special with Sri Lanka Tourism coming on board and I must mention President Gotabaya Rajapaksha, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha and especially Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga for identifying and bridging a gap between Tourism and Sports that has existed for decades."

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier tweeted: 'I wish Dilantha Malagamuwa, #lka’s Int. star in the #motorracing arena, the very best of luck as he heads out to participate in the Lamborghini #SuperTrofeo Europe Championship 2020. He is an inspiration to those who aspire to engage in diverse areas of non-traditional sports.”

The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Championship 2020 will be held across Germany, Belgium, France and Spain from 5 September to 15 November.

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