30-Member team for Weightlifting World Championship
A 30-member team comprising 20 weight lifters (10 Men, 10 Women) and 10 officials, will take wing to Uzbekistan for the Weightlifting World Championship, to be held from 5 to 17 December.
The lifters will not only be eyeing to increase their world ranking, but most importantly, their prime target will be qualifying for next year’s Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham next year. Team: Men: I. Kumara, Thiwanka Palagasinghe, Lakmal Kumara, M. Wijesinghe, D. Egodawatte, Indika Dissanayaka, Sudesh Peiris, Chinthana Vidanage, S.M. Peters, Ushan Vidanapathirana Women: Srimali Samarakoon, Hansani Gomez, Chamari Warnakulasooriya, M. Umera, N.S. Rajapaksa, V. Arshika, D.T. Gurugama, D.N. Sanjana, B.C. Priyanthi, J.B. Haputhanthri Officials: M. Rathnayaka (Manager), P.J. Kumara (Assistant Manager), R.B. Wickramasinghe (National Coach), M.R. Gunathilaka (Coach), R.D. Wansapura (Coach), G.N. Dayan (Coach), G.N. Gamage (Coach), N.R. Bandara (Coach), Lal Ekanayaka (Doctor), Manjula Pradeep (Masseur)