WIJESEKARA Manjula Kumara < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Sri Lanka   
Gender Men
Born 30 Jan 1984
Height1.85 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Anjula Bandara Wijesekara
Residence Colombo, SRI
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Air Force
Languages English
Higher education Economics - University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Sri Lanka Air Force: Sri Lanka
Name of coach Sajith Jayalal [national], SRI
General Interest
Most influential person in career Coach Keerthi Kumara. (sundaytimes.lk, 2010)
Injuries He missed about 18 months of competition while he was a college student because of an Achilles injury. (sundaytimes.lk, 2010; usctrojans.com, 30 Apr 2008)
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for Sri Lanka at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. (AGNS, 01 Dec 2006)
Ambitions To finish on the podium at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (sundaytimes.lk, 27 Jun 2017)
Other information RETIREMENT PLANS
He plans to retire from competitive athletics after the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. "I have represented Sri Lanka for many years abroad, and I feel that the [2018] Asian Games will be my last. After the Games I may become involved in coaching." (sundaytimes.lk, 27 Jun 2017)