DISSANAYAKE Indika < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Sri Lanka   
Gender Men
Born 06 Aug 1989 in Kandy, SRI
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Lakshika Dissanayake
Residence Colombo, SRI
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Navy
Languages Sinhala, English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Sri Lanka Navy: Sri Lanka
Name of coach RB Wickramasinghe [national]
General Interest
Most influential person in career His mother. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours In 2018 he was named Sports Personality of the Year, Most Outstanding Sports Man and Most Popular Sportsman at the Presidential Sports Awards Ceremony in Sri Lanka. (thepapare.com, 18 Jul 2019)

He was named Male Military Athlete of the Year and Male Outstanding Players of the Year at the Sports 1st Allianz Platinum Awards in 2018. (newsfirst.lk, 29 Mar 2019)

He was named Outstanding Sports Personality of the Year at the SLT SILK Sports Awards in 2018 (sportsinfo.lk, 03 Dec 2018)

He was named Sportsman of the Year at the 2013 Sri Lanka National Games. (dailynews.lk, 07 Jul 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sundayobserver.lk, 18 Aug 2019)
Other information PLAN TO CHANGE CATEGORY
He intends to move down to the 67kg category from the 73kg category ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I was lucky to win the silver medal at the last [2018] Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia. I was in the 69kg weight category at this meet. At the moment I am in the 73kg category but after the [2020] Asian championships I have an idea to change my weight category to 67kg to focus on the Olympics. The next Asian championships will be the final trial for the Olympics." (sundayobserver.lk, 18 Aug 2019)

MEDAL UPGRADE
His bronze medal at the 2013 Commonwealth Championships in George Town, Malaysia, was upgraded to silver after the Malaysian winner Mohamed Akmal was stripped of the gold medal, having tested positive for a banned substance. (sundaytimes.lk, 17 Mar 2014)