Dhammika betters her three national records
Dhammika Harischandra of Sri Lanka Air Force turned out to be the
Queen of lifters when she smashed three existing weightlifting national
records for women at the annual Senior Women’s Weightlifting National
organized by the Sri Lanka Weightlifting Federation and worked off at
Royal College, Polonnaruwa this week.
Competing in 76 kilogramme body weight category the heavily built
Dhammika Harischandra snatched 76 kilogrammes and later clean and jerked
91 kilogrammes to Aggregate 167. All three marks were National Records.
The previous records of snatch 73 kilogramme and clean and jerk 90
kilogrammes and total 163 registered at the Defence Services
Weightlifting Championship last year too were held by her.
Dhammika Harischandra hails from Menikhinna and trains at Kandy YMCA
under the guidance of former national weightlifting coaches Athula
Wijewickrama and S A Wijewickrama and represented the Kandy YMCA before
joining the Sri Lanka Air Force which helped her to enhance her