SAMARAKOON Mangala < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Sri Lanka   
Gender Men
Born 26 Aug 1980 in Nuwara Eliya, SRI
Height1.62 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Serves in the Army
Languages Sinhala
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began shooting at age 21 in the Sri Lankan Army. He originally competed in athletics but switched to shooting during military training.
Why this sport? He was influenced by one of his superiors in the army. "He helped me a lot. He is the one who guided me and showed me the path to blossom as a shooter of international class."
Club / Team Sri Lanka Army: Sri Lanka
Name of coach Pushpamali Ramanayake [club, national], SRI
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Sri Lanka
Tournament Asian Championships
Location Malaysia
General Interest
Hobbies Reading books, watching movies. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 07 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career His coaches. (Athlete, 07 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra. (Athlete, 07 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train and focus." (Athlete, 07 Aug 2016)
Ambitions To become a shooting coach. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2012)