The national female athlete Achala Dias has tested positive for taking a banned substance during the national selection trials held recently at Diyagama.
Even though four hundred applications were issued for the selection trails of the upcoming under 18 Asian Schools Athletic Championship, only eighty athletes showed interest in turning up on the day to put themselves in the line to represent the country. Have the best been selected?
Many a leading sportsmen and women of Sri Lanka Air Force have been compelled to undergoing nearly two and half month-long mandatory military training, which leading coaches allege would jeopardize their chances of engaging in systematic training, preparing and qualifying for a number of international events including Rio Olympics.
For the first time in the recent history, St. Benedict’s College were crowned Champions at Colombo Zonal Athletic Meet 2015 at the Sugathadasa Stadium.
The selection trials for the upcoming under 18 Asian Schools Athletic Championships was held today at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium. They were held for twenty seven events.
Vidusha Lakshani won an Asian Junior Athletics Championship medal in 2014. She took under her belt the Junior National record (Under-20) in the same year.
St. Joseph’s Balika, Kegalle sprinter Rumeshika Ratnayake and men’s 1,500 metres record holder Chaminda Wijekoon are among six new athletes included in the Sri Lanka team for the forthcoming Asian Athletics Championships.