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.