GODAMANNA Harshana < Back  
Sport Tennis
CGA Sri Lanka   
Gender Men
Born 31 Oct 1985 in Colombo, SRI
Height1.80 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Colombo, SRI
Higher education American National College: Colombo, SRI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing tennis at the age of three against the wall of his house.
Why this sport? His older siblings played tennis and there was always a tennis racquet lying around his house.
Name of coach Sylvester Francis
Coach from which country? Sri Lanka
Coach from what year? 1989
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Clay court
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for Sri Lanka
Opponent Shibu Lal
Tournament Qualification Tournament
Location Dhaka
General Interest
Nicknames Godda. (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009)
Hobbies Watching television, driving and playing computer games (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement Playing in the Davis Cup for Sri Lanka. (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009)
Hero / Idol Roger Federer. (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009)
Awards and honours He was awarded the presitigious Royal crown award for the most prestigious sportsman at Royal College in 2002. (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009).
Ambitions To play in a Grand Slam. (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009)
Other information TURNING PRO
He turned professional in 2006 and moved to Thailand to further his career, eventually reaching a ranking on 811th in the world in 2008. However in 2009 he decided to relinquish his professional status, partly due to lack of sponsors and partly in order to focus on his academic studies. (spirit.lk, 16 Nov 2009)