Even Bush can’t make me run, says Susanthika
Namal Pathirage reporting from Athens
"Even if George Bush asks me I am not in a position to take part," said Sri Lanka sprint ace Susanthika Jayasinghe after brushing aside a request made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse to reconsider her stance in taking part at the Olympics.

The Prime minister made this request when he met the Lankan contingent at the Sri Lanka consulate in Athens but sprint queen who won a 'bronze' in the 200-metres event at the 2004 Sydney Olympics turned down the request.Expressing his views, Mr Rajapakse said he was disappointed, but it was only she who knew the gravity of her injury. "I had a lengthy chat with her and I do not think we should pressurise her too much."

Susanthika is leading the Sri Lankan contingent at the Olympics Games, but says she cannot compete because of injury.

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