A team of eight athletes from Sri Lanka left the island yesterday for Gold Coast in Australia for training sessions before the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, which will kick off on 4 April.
The team comprised DilhaniLekamge (javelin), Sampath Ranasinghe (javelin), Janaka Wimalasiri (long jump), along with 4x100m relay team members, HimashaEshan, Suranjaya de Silva, Shehan Ambepitiya, Mohamed Ashraffand Sumesh Wickramasinghe.
GayanthikaAbeyratne and NimaliLiyanarachchi, Coach SajithJayalal and Luiz Miranda will leave the island at the end of this month while HiruniWijayaratne, who lives and trains in the USA, will also join the team at the end of the month. Sprinter Rumeshika Ratnayaka and high jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekara are already training in Australia. (SJ)