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Gold Medal for Pushpakumara

Saman Pushpakumara, a Councillor of Maharagama Urban Council, who represented Sri Lanka at the 8th Asian Gojuryoa Karate Open Tournament clinched a gold medal in the 75 kg Kumito event.


Saman Pushpakumara with his Gold
medal (Picture by Wehelle Piyathilake, Maharagama Special correspondent)

He was selected as the best sportsman and all-rounder at the tourney and he was honoured presenting a gold plated Championship Cup.

Along with this victory Pushpakumara was appointed as a senior coach and referee in Asian Karate Tournament and he was also promoted to international Black Belt 6 category.Pushpakumara took to the Karate Sport in 1988 and he had won more than 20 gold and silver medals up to date.

He was able to clinch a silver medal at the Asian Karate Tourney held in India in 2011.

He expressed his thanks to his Karate Coach and Instructor, Japan Karate, Gojurya Ashikai Association Chief Instructor Sense H D C P Perera Black Belt 6 for helping his victory.

He has been invited to represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Karate Tourney to be held in Malaysia in 2013 and to the International Karate tourney to be held in Hong Kong.

A special ceremony to welcome the victorious Sri Lankan Sportsman Pushpakumara was held recently organised by Maharagama Urban Council and the Western Provincial Sports Ministry at Maharagama UC premises.

The Provincial Sports Minister Upali Kodikara, the Chairwoman of Maharagama Urban Council Mrs Kanthi Kodikara and all the 22 Urban Councillors were present at the welcome ceremony to greet their colleague.

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