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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 accident.

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 (secretary-077-5639359).

 

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