Ex-Asian Games record holder Wimaladasa now unable to walk
Ex-Sri Lankan athlete W. Wimaladasa who was a household name after he
won the 400 metres at the Asian Games to set up a record, is now almost
in an immovable condition due to an accident last year.
Former athletes SLB Rosa,Gregory de Silva, W Wimaladasa,
Wimalasena Perera, ASM Khan and Janendra Fernando come
together at Alawwa the residence of Wimaladasa who is
nursing an injured spine after an accident. They all belong
to an organization called the National Champions of Sri
Lanka Athletics (NCSLA)
He was in hospital for nearly one and half years treating his
injuries. Wimaladasa is being cared for by family members who attend to
all his personal needs.
Wimaladasa is unable to walk due to a leg injury suffered in the
The newly formed National Champions of Sri Lanka Athletes (NCSLA)
recently visited to his residence at Alawwa and made a cash donation for
his medical expenses.
So far not a single Athletic Association representative has
contributed or donated a red cent towards Wimaladasa's cause.
Wimaladasa is now contactable on his mobile number 0718119258.
Former athletics champions Wimalasena Perera and Kosala Sahabandu are
currently in India for the South Asian Games (SAG) as observers from the
Sri Lanka Athletics Association. The Sports Ministry granted them
air-tickets at the request of the NCSLA. Wimalasena the former Sri Lanka
marathon record holder for nearly three decades and Kosala, Gold
medalist at the Asian Games in Tehran in the 400 metres, represented Sri
Lanka at three Asian Games from 1974-1982.
Membership in the NCSLA is open to all past athletes who could enroll
through SLB Rosa (president-0711608063) or Gregory de Silva