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Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Manju Wanniarachchi’s second urine sample had also tested positive for the banned substance Nandrolone, Sri Lanka Boxing Association confirmed today.

Wanniarachchi, who won gold in the 56 kg category at the Commonwealth Games, failed the first drug test during the Oct 3-14 Games held in New Delhi, India.

The Commonwealth Games Federation said Wanniarachchi's 'A' sample tested positive for the banned anabolic agent 19-Norandrosterone, a metabolite of nandrolone which is a prohibited anabolic agent under category S1 of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods,'

Then they confirmed the result of the ‘B’ sample on Friday.

According to regulations, Wanniarachchi will be suspended and stripped of his medal after the 'B' sample also confirms the presence of a prohibited substance.

However, Wanniarachchi’s lawyer Kalinga Indratissa said yesterday in a statement that Sri Lanka will challenge the result as the drug test had allegedly not been carried out according to proper method.

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  • malkanthi Monday, 15 November 2010 04:26 AM

    There is a special doctor handling all sportmen health issues and so on. Surely manju may not be aware, poor knowledge of auhority concern on such issues, is depriving the hard earned gold medal.

    immysl Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:01 AM

    Now there's no point pinning to our hopes anymore. All those joys and cheers have been swept away in the wind. So who's gonna be our next "real" boxing champion?

    Sean Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:09 AM

    What is there to challenge? The damage is done.

    malkanthi Monday, 15 November 2010 04:39 AM

    How about murali's issue! If we have not challenged sri lanka cricket would be suffering by now. Dont think small, of course with regard to political issues, we have no say!

    treshan Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:21 AM

    better to challenge. most of the countries in the world is trying to tarnish the image of the country.

    Shivanka David Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:25 AM

    what a shame to the country !! all the people were cheering up when a sri lankan won a gold meadl !! but now the damage is done to his career as well as his country.

    jd Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:25 AM

    Hopefully a re-test can be done, but still his reputation is tarnished with this controversy.

    gayan Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:36 AM

    Better to accept the results and carry out a proper investigation locally with out becoming jokers to International Community.

    beau Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:44 AM

    What common substance has he taken unknowingly? Sorry for the guy.

    Rohan Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:58 AM

    dont say like that

    Rohan Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:08 PM

    We Srilankans think and speak always like superpoer inthe world, when it comes to action we need boodt i mean drugs or thugs Rohan

    Rohan Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:10 PM

    Keep hoping jd I like your positive thinking, and pl keep hoping human rights in Srilanka for tanils as well. ROhan

    Kuma Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:30 PM

    ---ministry is responsible.

    the undertaker Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:36 PM


    Mushi Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:44 PM

    Maybe in the final round, when he was fed with a juice or something, banned would have been mixed by jealous people knowing he gonna win definitely...can it be a conspiracy like this?

    tissa Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:56 PM

    Hope they ban him for life and teach any other sri lankan thinking of taking drugs a lesson ...

    Dissa Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:02 PM

    So the bottom line of what you say is "Sri Lanka is a land of saints and no one here ever does wrong" ???

    Musthafa Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:06 PM

    Why sorry! he must come out and say sorry to all nation.

    swapna Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:22 PM

    We can now hear what his school mate says.........

    iqi Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:41 PM

    Action should be taken against the Doc.

    Sampath Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:44 PM

    mala keliyai !!!!!!!!! manju manju

    suresh Monday, 15 November 2010 05:47 AM

    Where is Dr Mervin

    SP Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:57 PM

    The biggest worry is the silence of his mentor DG

    Kadira Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:58 PM

    It is pointless challenging. Two samples have been tested and both positive. A lesson for other sportsmen and sportswomen , be a sportsman or sportswoman in the sprite of the game.

    stefan Sunday, 14 November 2010 02:31 PM

    What were the sports ministry doctors doing before the team left for the games, why was all the participants were not checked before the games,

    San Sunday, 14 November 2010 03:56 PM

    Wha is our ministry of sports docotors are doing? How can a player go for a medical treatments without knowing the doctors and his trainers? This is something we must must solve serriously.

    Ratne Sunday, 14 November 2010 03:59 PM

    Go for a medal in Olympics.. That is da best way to answer your Critics...

    Gotaibar Sunday, 14 November 2010 04:17 PM

    Son Manju, I supported you all alone hoping something of a sincere mistake have deprived the honor of our mother Lanka temporarily. No we know, you have disappointed all of us but, I am not going to hang myself for that. Remember son, rules in Sri Lanka can be one thing today and another thing tomorrow. But once you step out of the country to compete with others, you have to face the truth. You could have come home nothing as a honorable sportsman still you could have been a hero for representing mother Lanka. Now, what did you do,? You, my mother Lanka and all of us look like relatives of Mervy silva and his kudu gang under a corrupt regime. I am going to bury my head until I forget this whole thing.

    sltk2004 Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:02 PM

    Yes of course. We can argue based on the usual point : "This is an international conspiracy against our sovereignty. The Western forces are now against us because defeated LTTE"

    spark Monday, 15 November 2010 11:39 AM

    Dr. Mervyn Silva....

    Daniel Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:25 PM

    Oh really, so do you still belive this guy is innocient

    Daniel Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:27 PM

    Muahi read news, he admitted injecting this drug,
    dont try to defend, just accept it like a gentle men

    pissu balla Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:43 PM

    Another western conspiracy against SL.

    ruvin Sunday, 14 November 2010 06:26 PM


    The world sportsmen today are fully aware of drug related issues and betting related issues. There is no point pleading innocense after you get caught. Being a professional sportsmen, "I did not know" answer cannot be accepted now and cant forward the blame to some Doctor.

    Sorry Manju, put the hand up and accept responsibility.

    Sasanka De Silva Monday, 15 November 2010 07:38 AM

    Pretend you are invincible until caught red handed, then pretend you were ignorant is a good policy. Such people should be banned for life.

    dd Wednesday, 17 November 2010 05:50 AM

    Unlikely, all athletes know abt steroids

    Ruhunu Puthra Sunday, 14 November 2010 09:44 PM

    What matters is not whether you win or lose, but the way you play the game.

    kumara Sunday, 14 November 2010 10:32 PM

    This is the price you pay when the higher instituitions are corrupt, when law and order are not respected by people hold the highest posts - the ordinary people just follow suit

    Nishantha Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:16 PM

    Dear Manju, you have a chance to prove you are genuine ,Go for a medal in Aisn Games . you can do that !!

    DK Monday, 15 November 2010 12:15 AM

    So what happens to the million rupee car he was gifted?? Did'nt one of the Sri Lankan politicos promise to protect him like a national treasure?

    Chamal Monday, 15 November 2010 01:35 AM

    Hope and wish manju can make a comback

    Smart Aleck Monday, 15 November 2010 01:36 AM

    Yes! If he has admitted taking it, there is no point hiring expensive lawyers just to argue technical points and make Sri Lanka a laughing stock in the Sports World.

    Kadira Monday, 15 November 2010 01:56 AM

    A typical Sri Lankan Even with all the evidence, trying to pass the buck. Sorry patriot, the "gilmart" did not work.

    weha Monday, 15 November 2010 01:59 AM

    Never be too greedy. a silver medal would have been million times greater than the disgrace the country will receive. its hard to believe that he didn't know.sad situation

    Ex Army Monday, 15 November 2010 08:50 AM

    well said Daniel, Sri Lankan officials should conduct the same testing prior to the event. Then nothing to worry about any one trying to tarnish the image of Sri lanka.

    Gobbaya Monday, 15 November 2010 03:21 PM

    yes yes... most of the countries have nothing better to do ne?
    api okkoma thoththa babaala

    Gobbaya Monday, 15 November 2010 03:22 PM

    B sample is the re-test. i can't remember seeing anything about him denying it either. charter

    Surprised Monday, 15 November 2010 03:05 AM

    Ya do this when our boy does harm. Why did the ICC not strip Austrailia of the World Cup when their white men used squash ball in their gloves to acclaim victory?

    THATHTHA Monday, 15 November 2010 09:01 AM

    Sathutui maye puthe..

    Angoda Sene Monday, 15 November 2010 03:55 PM

    Leave the boy alone he has done nothing. Indians do anything. It was a fix.

    Gobbaya Monday, 15 November 2010 04:09 PM

    Nurse!! he's left his bed again!

    Pri Monday, 15 November 2010 03:52 AM

    Manju only you can challenge the decision by winning it next time. We are with you as long as you are innocent.

    Dee Monday, 15 November 2010 03:54 AM

    Too bad his mentor could not get corporate publicity out of the victory, now its negative publicity. too bad....

    Anushka Sunday, 14 November 2010 10:44 AM

    What a shame. He may have taken it unknowingly, but the damage is done to his career and reputation.

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