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Tharushi Chathurika the athletic and table tennis star

Nineteen year old, D.A.Tharushi Chathurika is a student of Mahamaya Girls School, Kandy in the Science stream who started as a fine Table Tennis player and an Athlete excelling in high jump event and at present is a member of the Western Band of the School. Her Table Tennis coaches are Buddhika Dikkumbura and Gayan Liyanage, and her athletic instructor is N.G.Anil

She started her Table tennis career when she was studying in the Grade Two class in 2010. She became the under Ten champion at the Central Province TT Championship in 2012 and 2013 held at the Doluwa Jagath Rajapakshe Stadium in the under 15 tournament from 2012 to 2018.

Her TT team consisted of Tharushi Chathurika, Samadhi Welagedara, and Dinithi Dissanayake and they became Runners-up at the All Island tournament which was held at St.Thomas’ College Indoor Stadium, Mt.Lavinia. Tharushi Chathurika won the All Island under 12 Novices TT title in 2016 and in 2017 she became under 15 Novices Champion and became fifth Rank in the under 15 age Category at the School Award Ceremony and she won the ‘All island Award’ from 2013 to 2018.

As an Athlete she won for five years from 2014 in her pet event of High Jump representing Yasodara House of the School Track & Field meet and she secured the third place at the District Sports Meet in 2017 in the under 15 age category. She participated at the Sir John Tarbet Junior Athletic championship in the same year in High Jump and won a Merit award at the School Colours award ceremony. As a member of the Western Band of the School she participated at the Rantambe Cadet Corp National Training Centre in 2017 and 2019 and they became Runner-up in the Competetion in these two years under the leadership of Seargent Hemmathagama. They became the All Island Champions in 2019 and Tharushi was promoted as Corporal in 2021.

Tharushi has completed a Diploma Course in Soft ware Engineering at E-soft and her intention is to become a Soft Ware Engineer in future and continue her Table Tennis career to become a National TT Champion.


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