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Congratulations to Amasha De Silva who clinched gold in both the 100m and 200m Track and Field events at the XLV National Sports Festival – 2019 organised by the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports.
Following on the triumph of her recent victory, Amasha will be representing Sri Lanka in the 100m and 200m races as well as the 4x100m relay event at the upcoming South Asian Games to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 1st to the 10th of December 2019.
20 year old Amasha is the current South Asian Junior Champion in 100m and 200m, winning gold for Sri Lanka. She won silver at the Asian Championship in both her races held in Japan. She also won the bronze medal at IAAF World Junior Championship which was held in Finland in 2018.
Amasha is preparing to enter another milestone in her life, having been accepted to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management at the University of Jayawardenapura.
‘I want to thank my mother, father and coach Mr J. S. D. Rathkodi for always standing by me. The Kandy Hospital Sports Medical Unit Doctors and staff took such good care of me whenever I had injuries and I want to thank them for all their care. I also want to thank Mr. Kushil Gunasekera and Mr. Ashan Malalsekera for believing in me and supporting me through the Foundation of Goodness.’ said Amasha remembering those who stood with her.
We at the Foundation of Goodness are delighted to have the opportunity to support Amasha on her journey. Through our kind donors we have been able to provide this rising track and field star with a monthly scholarship, along with a 3 month training session in Australia.
‘I heard about the Foundation of Goodness from my father, who approached FoG to see if I could be supported. I gained a lot of experience and was able to meet many inspiring people locally and internationally and learn from them because of FoG. Especially the overseas training has been greatly helpful to me to perform at my best’- said Amasha reflecting on her affiliation with FoG.
We wish Amasha the very best in all her future endeavours!
Speaking of what her next step in athletics would be, Amasha said, ‘My goal at the moment is to bring a medal to Sri Lanka at the upcoming South Asian Games. My ultimate wish is to bring a medal to Sri Lanka at the Olympics, and I’m working hard to achieve this.’
(olympic.lk/National Olympics Committee)