Oct 01, 2019

Hiruni’s refusal gives Nilani the chance

Sri Lankan athlete Hiruni Wijeratne who is scheduled to participate in the 5000 metre marathon at the South Asian games in Nepal next December will not be participating, which has paved the way for Nilani Ratnayake to represent the country at this event, it is reported. 

Although Nilani had qualified for the 3000 metre hurdles race, as this event had been removed from the games, she had lost her opportunity.

“I too got to know that I have been sent a letter about including my name in the team. In fact, Hiruni also telephoned me and told me about it. However, I cannot make a definite statement in this regard just yet as I am also waiting to hear the good news,” Nilani had told the media.