Susanthika to make a comeback

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Olympic silver medalist sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe is willing to make a come back to the international circuit after Sri Lanka's performance in recent international competitions deteriorated.

She said that an announcement regarding the decision will be made, after consultations with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the new Minister of sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage. (Daminda Wijesuriya)

  Comments - 57

  • Knight Rider Monday, 29 November 2010 03:34 AM

    It would be a great honor to sports if she comes back as great coach and be the trainer of the future Gold Medalist.

    news first Monday, 29 November 2010 04:38 AM

    lost all earned money after election?

    kap Sunday, 28 November 2010 09:35 AM

    Holy ..one person is glued to cricket and now she will be glued to athletics.

    JAY Sunday, 28 November 2010 09:43 AM

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE IF SHE THINK SHE CAN WIN SOME MEDALS FOR OUR COUNTRY LET HER PROVE IT IF SHE FAIL CRITISISE OTHER WISE BE SILENT

    Sam Sunday, 28 November 2010 09:54 AM

    What has President & the minister got to do with her comeback? Silly...with all due respect to her, she should live gracefully..even after joining politics and loosing.

    whataload Monday, 29 November 2010 05:22 AM

    but does she need to consult MR for that?

    local boy Sunday, 28 November 2010 09:59 AM

    aunt is going to run .lol

    Common Man Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:02 AM

    If you can run fast, that’s the key. Permission , anybody can get..

    Common Man Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:03 AM

    We need constructive criticism.

    rohith senanayake Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:09 AM

    Susi..
    we need you badly coz there is no one still to reach the level what you did.Respect your decision !!!
    bring again honour to mother " Lanka "

    Mr. Prune Monday, 29 November 2010 05:36 AM

    Sorry patriot. She is a grandma now. No chance.

    jayantha Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:26 AM

    Big mistake my dear

    Duplicate MJ Monday, 29 November 2010 05:52 AM

    Susi just retired no ban substance allegations. It’s not the age that matters, performance. Go Susi Go!.

    Gayan.w Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:28 AM

    I DONT SEE ANY PROBLE WITH THIS,,,IF SHE CAN PROVE THAT SHE'S STILL CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING TARGETS,THEN SHE SHOULD GO FOR IT,,ANYWAY SHE WILL HAVE TO SHOW SELECTORS WHAT SHE GOT PRIOR REPRESENTATING SRI LANKA,,ALL THE BEST SUSIE!!! P.S. ,,,this SJ is still in good shape than that SJ,,

    liggy Sunday, 28 November 2010 11:17 AM

    didnt she run for parliament .... and LOST ???

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 29 November 2010 06:50 AM

    If she can thinks she can do it, then why not?

    Raja Sunday, 28 November 2010 11:22 AM

    Just keep your pride flying with the medals you have earned already and do not try to tarnish your gained supremacy. If you still think that you should bring more pride to Mother Lanka it is upto you to decide. Because you know your potentialities best. However, please also concentrate to become a loyal mother and wife as well.

    AJ - DXB Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:03 PM

    Its another PT Usha's attempt

    Go Susi Go! Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:07 PM

    Let your legs do the talking. (feet)

    crishantha Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:10 PM

    a good move

    malkanthi Monday, 29 November 2010 07:38 AM

    One prob when she is not confident enough, she gives some excuse not to take part in the event.

    Tilan Perera Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:13 PM

    I don't understand why you need to check this with the president and the sports minister. Are they suppose to check your fitness?

    Sammy Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:23 PM

    Athletics is missing the likes of Susanthika, Darsha, Kulawansa etc. It is at its lowest ebb now. Need to uplift the standards once again. However, it will be a tough ask for Susanthika to bring back her glory days. Anyway, she could be an inspiration.

    Common man Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:40 PM

    What's wrong with it. LOL.

    runner Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:57 PM

    susi still can run. But everybody knows she can not run fast.

    Cobra Sunday, 28 November 2010 01:19 PM

    If she thinks she can do it, why not? All it takes is will power.
    The way to go, Sus.

    weha Sunday, 28 November 2010 01:38 PM

    Good. Do what you are good at and stay away from politics.

    Boa Monday, 29 November 2010 08:24 AM

    so the president is now an athletics coach?

    Ranjan Sunday, 28 November 2010 01:57 PM

    Another senior minister of sports.

    josh Sunday, 28 November 2010 02:18 PM

    well even to take that decision she has to consult the president...

    cant these people take decisions on their own!!!

    go for it Sunday, 28 November 2010 02:27 PM

    You can do it !!!!! all the best!!!

    RUWANI Sunday, 28 November 2010 02:37 PM

    next Asian GAMES will be in 4 years. How old will you be then?

    Do u think u will be fit to take part in this kind of international meet at that age

    So just look after yr baby & stop seeking the lime light!

    Sherrad Samath Monday, 29 November 2010 08:52 AM

    GOOD ONE

    Cathy Freeman Monday, 29 November 2010 08:53 AM

    Send SB to go behind.. she will certainly run fasterrrr!!!

    Sena2 Sunday, 28 November 2010 03:15 PM

    Good luck, Lady!

    DHA Sunday, 28 November 2010 03:20 PM

    Pleeeaaassseeee come back......our 100/200m is in a real pathetic state.....

    mnsmart Sunday, 28 November 2010 03:41 PM

    What about Murali? back in the SL Test squad and Sanath Maama?

    Does these people know whats necessary to perform well in the international arena?

    ramfer Sunday, 28 November 2010 04:13 PM

    Jay - get real. For some reason there is a characteristic amongst some people here to re-live past glories without being reliastic. Such people just can't let go and its a psycholigical problem that needds addressing. People like you who egg them on to further embarassment should remember that a whole nation will be embarassed as a result.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 28 November 2010 04:14 PM

    SJ & SJ: what a nice combination. Uncle Cricket and Aunt Sprinter.

    Common Man Monday, 29 November 2010 09:36 AM

    People mix cricket with athletics, this is an individual sport and will not affect the whole team. Run fast & win, no second innings or partnerships to blaming each other.

    Kumarage Sunday, 28 November 2010 04:39 PM

    she is trying to boost her flagging popularity- so she can try to get into parliament next time at least!

    Bernard Sunday, 28 November 2010 05:15 PM

    Wheel of fortune, lets spin again

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 28 November 2010 05:19 PM

    Run... Granny... Run !.

    rosh Sunday, 28 November 2010 05:37 PM

    Seems she is gonna giv a run for a few more bucks. Both SJ s in sports are in the same boat I guess

    Riyazi-Dorking Sunday, 28 November 2010 05:39 PM

    Madam,
    Why don`t you take coaching seriously !!! We desperately need some super power like you to our youngsters !

    piyal Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:04 PM

    good news

    Strawberry Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:45 PM

    Pls keep the steroids at home

    Musthafa Monday, 29 November 2010 10:39 AM

    SP Dissa will be happy now?

    Thilanga Sunday, 28 November 2010 07:57 PM

    If all fails, do politics. If that fails, go back to what you were doing before... Sigh....

    Acord Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:33 PM

    no need to get da permission...if u r fit go ahead..but dont force da president to select like SJ did

    osanda Sunday, 28 November 2010 10:34 PM

    If Malron Otta can do it ,Why not Susssi. but the sad story is that veterans have to come back becoz we do not have a second string.
    and dont seems to have a right future as well. talent is there but no support from the Government

    Marion Jones Monday, 29 November 2010 12:12 AM

    If sri lankan standards have come down develop young ones to perform. Just because Susanthika comes back it will not improve - is she going to run forever. Very funny country this is. Do you mean to say Aussies are going down in cricket and Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Mark Taylor should come back from retirement.

    Saradiel Monday, 29 November 2010 12:37 AM

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH JAY. ARE YOU FREAKING BLIND? THIS WOMAN HAS NO SUCH ASPIRATIONS. ONLY AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE LIMELIGHT TO COME TO POWER

    Tuan Nizam Monday, 29 November 2010 12:13 PM

    There is nothing wrong, if Susanthika run again. If Marlene Otty can run at the age of 50 why Cant Susanthinka. I wish her good luck

    LJaya Monday, 29 November 2010 02:42 AM

    Good on you Susanthika, if she is still passionate about the athletics, she should be welcomed.

    I saw few comments written here and comparing with Sanath J. To accommodate Sanath, Sri Lanka cricket has to push a young able cricketer out from the squad. In her case there is no such thing. Welcome Susanthika

    impartial Monday, 29 November 2010 02:51 AM

    Good that Susi back in sports but should totally forget politics. I prey that she will not be another Sanath Jayasooriya. The courage and wish cannot do every thing. The main task of Susi should be to make a generation of junior Susies exceeding her skills.

    One should not misuderstand that I have any intention of under estimating Senior Susi.


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