The 31st World University Games is scheduled to take place in Chengdu, China from July 28th to August 8th, welcoming more than 8000 athletes from over 150 countries. Representing Sri Lanka in this esteemed international sports arena will be a team of six exceptional students from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Hasara Wijayaratne, a fourth-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, and Hasini Ambalangodage, a third-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, have been chosen to represent Sri Lanka in the Badminton – Doubles event. Their outstanding performance has secured them the top position in the National Rankings for this event. Competing in the Gymnastics event is Amaya Kalukottage, a talented third-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Amaya’s exceptional skills have earned her a place in national-level athletic competitions, proudly representing Sri Lanka in the Commonwealth Games of 2018 and 2022.
Chamal Kumarasiri, a fourth-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, will be participating in the Triple Jump event. Chamal’s impressive achievements include breaking the national record and securing the gold medal in the Triple Jump event at the National Athletic Meet in 2022. S.A.T. Dasun, a third-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, has been selected to compete in the High Jump event. Dasun holds the record for the high jump event at the Inter-University Championship and achieved the bronze medal in the same event at the National Athletic Meet in 2022. Representing Sri Lanka in the 100m event is Amasha de Silva, an undergraduate from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Amasha’s exceptional talent has earned her the “National Champion” in the 100m event at the National Athletic Meet for three consecutive years.
We wish these talented athletes the best of luck as they strive for greater heights, bringing pride to Sri Lanka and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. May their efforts be rewarded with success and inspire future generations of athletes.