Tissa J. Chandradasa has been appointed as Manager in charge of the team representing 16th Asiatic Veterans’ Athlete Sports Meet held from 06th to 12th December 2010 at Bukit Jaleel’ National Stadium, Malaysia, by Sri Lanka Veteran Athlete Society.
Chandradasa held the post of Manager on two occasions, in charge of the team represented 14th Asiatic Veterans’ Athlete Sports Meet held at Bangalore, India in November, 2006 and 15th Sports Meet (Veterans’ Athlete) held at Shiyanmaai City, Thailand in January, 2009.
He has bagged several medals representing Sri Lanka, as a Veteran Athlete and he is a National Boxing Champion in the Country. He functions as an umpire and a Judge in Boxing Meets. He had worked as a Deputy Security Marshal at Katunayake Airport, Security Service, Airport and Air Service Company.
K. Sachithananda another veteran athlete will this time assist Tissa Chandradasa as Assistant Manager Mess. Sumith Dalpathadu, H.A. Upali, Senani Bogahawatta, Sunimal Rupesingha and K.H.A. Mahinethe will function as Deputy.
Mrs. Mallika Sachithananda will function as Manageress of the Women’s Team. Team Leader will be K.M. Karunarathna, Women’s Team Leader will be T. Ira Karunarathna, W. Cyril Perera, Secretary, Sri Lanka Veterans’ Athlete Sports Society will join as a Technical Officer Ananda Athukorala will be the Chief Coach and his Assistant will be W.D. Sarath Physio-Therapist will be J.P.L.P. Perera.
The Sri Lanka Team consists of 170 Athletes (Men) and 72 Women Athletes along with 07 officials. Chef De Mission, will be P.H.D. Waidyatileke, Chairman, Sri Lanka Veterans’ Athletes Sports Society & Chairman, Asian Technical Committee.