COLOMBO, July 19 (NNN-NEWS.LK) -- Sri Lanka's sprint queen Susanthika Jayasinghe, who was recently felicitated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Most Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year, has been named as the leader of the Sri Lankan team travelling for the the Beijing Olympics on Aug 5.
Accordingly, she will be given the privilege of carrying the Sri Lankan flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
Susanthika shot to fame after winning a bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and is the only Olympic medal winning female athlete in Sri Lanka.
Her success was also the first Olympic medal for Sri Lanka in 52 years.
Sri Lanka will field a team of eight for this year's Olympics. -- NNN-NEWS.LK