Maldives confers ‘sports icon’ award on Sanath, Tharjini

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Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Tharjini Sivalingam have been conferred the ‘sports icon’ award at the Maldives Sports Awards 2022.

Jayasuriya, the legendary cricketer, was presented with the award for creating positive social change through sports.

Netballer Sivalingam too, received the ‘sports icon’ award.

At the event, sports minister Namal Rajapaksa received a special recognition award.

Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Soli presented a total of 108 awards under 18 different sports at Ekuveni Track last night (17).