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Akalanka and Ganga top Swimming National Pool

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The Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union formed a 42 member national pool after the National Short Course Swimming Championships which concluded last week. Akalanka Peiris and Ganga Senevirathne secured top positions for their outstanding performances.

In the men’s pool with 23 members, 23-year-old Akalanka Peiris claimed the highest FINA points, amassing an impressive 757 in the list. Currently training in Australia, Peiris earned FINA points for 50m Backstroke event.

Ganga Senevirathne

In the women’s pool comprising 19 members, 20-year-old Ganga Senevirathne from Killer Whale Aquatics took the lead with 693 FINA points earned in the challenging 100m Backstroke category.

Matthew Abeysinghe, a 27-year-old double Olympian who previously held the top spot, now secures second place with 740 FINA points for the 100m Freestyle. The Short Course National Champion, Hiruki de Silva, came into prominence in the women’s category, claiming second place with 651 FINA points for her prowess in the 200m Freestyle.

Kyle Abeysinghe of Killer Whale Aquatics, declared the National Champion in the recent Short Course Championship, secured the third position with 676 FINA points for the 100m Freestyle. Meanwhile, Ramudi Samarakoon, currently training in Budapest, Hungary, secured the third spot in the women’s list, amassing 634 points in the challenging 200m Breaststroke event.

National Swimming Squad for 2024:

23-member men’s squad:

* Akalanka Peiris 50 Backstroke 757, 2 Matthew Abeysinghe 100m Freestyle 740 (KWA), 3 Kyle Abeysinghe 100m Freestyle 676 (KWA), 4 Anusara Abeygoonawardane 400m Freestyle 666 (KWA), 5 Sandev Senaratne 50m Butterfly 649 (Army), 6 Dilanka Shehan 400m Freestyle 641 (Army), 7 Binura Thalagala 400m Freestyle 636 (KWA), 8 MS Gamage 100m Freestyle 617 (Ananda), 9 Chris Pavithra 100m Freestyle 613 (St Peter’s), 10 Kaveesha Silva 50m Butterfly 608 (Ananda), 11 Amaan Hamidon 50m Breaststroke 593 (Rainbow), 12 Gavin Karunanayake 200m IM 578 (Army), 13 SC Samarasinghe 577 (Trinity), 14 Vinul Senanayake 577 (KWA), 15 Disandu Niriella 573 (Gateway), 16 MF Muhammad 564 (Zahira), 17 Adeetha Siriwardena 559 (KWA), 18 Abdul Rahaman 556 (Gefari Dulapandan Swim School), 19 Nevan Senaratne 551 (KWA), 20 Aasif Imran 538 (Stafford), 21 Heshan Karunaratne 532 (KWA), 22 Adithya Perera 522 (Lyceum Wattala), 23 Aakash Prabashwara 511 (St Joseph’s)

19-member women’s squad:

* Ganga Senevirathne 693 (KWA), 2 Hiruki de Silva 651 (KWA), 3 Ramudi Samarakoon 634 (KWA), 4 Kaitlyn de Silva 621 (Stafford), 5 Akithmi Wasalathanthri 581 (KWA), 6 Christina Perumal 575 (AIS), 7 Tevindee Methlini 565 (Lyceum Wattala), 8 Nabashie Perera 564 (Sirimavo), 9 Jessie Seneviratne 547 (Holy Family), 10 Seneshi Herath 535 (Rainbow), 11 Chanudi Kumarapperuma 534 (Lyceum Nugegoda), 12 Dinali Karunadasa 532 (Visakha), 13 Navanjana Siriwardena 520 (Lyceum Wattala), 14 Neoma Kahandawa 517 (CIS), 15 Sithuki Yonara 483 (AIS), 16 Linara Gunasekara477 (KWA), 17 Shenushi Vihanga 433 (Lyceum Gampaha), 18 Amaiha Rasool 413 (St Bridget’s), 19 Anjali Agalawatta 408 (Rainbow).

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