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Twin brothers Gamini and Tissa - dedicated officials in sports

SPORTING TWINS: It is rare to find twin brothers climbing the ladder of success in sports. Gamini and Tissa Jayasinghe of Dharmaraja College, Kandy are twin brothers who have excelled in sports in the 1970s.


Twin brothers - Gamini Jayasinghe (left) and Tissa both in Prisons Department involved in sports administration.

Younger brother Tissa is an International Hockey Coach who followed FIH (Federation of International Hockey) Course in 1999 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also coached the National Women's Hockey Team that toured Thailand in 1996. He also officiated at the Hockey Nationals from 1978 to 1990.

Tissa also represented State Services hockey team that toured Malaysia and Singapore in 1996. He is the Asst. Secretary of the State Services Hockey Association and Vice-President of the Kandy District Hockey Association. He is also interested in cricket and served as the Vice-President of the Kandy District Cricket Association for a number of years.

Gamini - the other brother, led the Champion State Services Hockey Team to victory at the National Hockey Championships and played as centre-forward and right now is the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Hockey Federation. As Secretary, Gamini has had the privilege of organising National Hockey Tournaments for over 10 years.

Right now, Gamini is the Treasurer of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka.

The twins Gamini and Tissa are attached to the Prisons Department as Superintendents. Tissa is attached to the Bogambara Prison, Kandy and Gamini is attached to the Remand Prison, Colombo.

 

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