Further Personal Information
||Vidyartha College: Kandy, SRI
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He had his first bout was when he was 11 years old in the LV Jayaweera Novices School Championship in 1991.
|Why this sport?
||He was spotted by Dian Gomes, former President of Sri Lankan boxing, who identified him as a potential champion and recruited him to Slimline Boxing Club.
|Club / Team
||Slimline Boxing Club: Colombo, SRI
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Most influential person in career
||His coach has played a large role in his career. "He has been my guide and mentor since the beginning." (lacnet.org, 02 Jun 2002)
|Awards and honours
||He remained undefeated in local Indian boxing for ten years since 1999. (thesundayleader.lk, 04 Apr 2010)
||To take part in as many international championships as he can and bring glory to his country by winning more international medals. (island.lk, 13 Aug 2010)
In 2004 he was selected by the Amateur Boxing Association of Sri Lanka for an intense month-long training program in Cuba. (srilankasports.com, 02 Oct 2006)
At age seven he dressed up as a boxer for a fancy dress parade at Vidyartha College. He won second prize. (diangomes.com, 02 Oct 2006)
He was dropped from the Sri Lankan squad for the South Asian Games in 2010 after his strategy of reducing weight to compete under the 51kg category backfired as he lost to P.D.Suresh in the local selection trial. However, after contemplating retirement, he came back into the squad to win a silver medal at the Commonwealth Boxing Championships, the best achievement by a Sri Lankan at this event. (sundaytimes.lk, 21 Mar 2010)