A war veteran, the Javelin thrower, Corporal Dulan Kodithuwakku claimed bronze in the Men’s javelin throw – F64 event at the Tokyo Paralympics. It is a brilliant day for Sri Lanka, with another war hero being able to bag a medal for mother Sri Lanka.
Kodithuwakku registered his personal best registering a throw of 65.61 m. It was an Australian national Michal Burian secured the Silver (66.29 m) while India’s Sumit Antil secured the Gold medal with a world record throw of 68.55 m.
Kodithuwakku is a Corporal attached to the Military Police of the Sri Lankan Army. In his sports career he has previously participated in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Indonesia, World Para Games 2019 held in Dubai, and the National Para games.
Let us all shower our love to our heroes bringing glory to the country and making play our National Anthem in the airs of the Paralympic stadium for the second time in a day. Today will be a day, long remembered by all Sri Lankans for winning two Paralympic medals in one day for javelin throw.