Gampaha District Coordinating Committee Chairman and Gampaha District Parliamentarian Sahan Pradeep Withana has been selected for the World Veterans Badminton Championship.
The tournament will be held in Seville, Spain from the 25th of this month to the 5th of next month.
Sahan Pradeep is a past pupil of Maha Bodhi College, Kadawatha and Maha Vidyalaya, Kadawatha and has been a college prefect, sports captain and cadet.
He also won the Gampaha District Badminton Championship in 2019 in the Over 40s event, the runner up in the All Island Badminton Championship in Anuradhapura, the All Island Championship in Nuwara Eliya in 2021 and a team player in the doubles finals of the 2021 all island Badminton Finals in the Western Province. Due to a leg injury of his partner, they were unable to compete in the doubles final and had to settle for the runner-up spot.
He has also served as the President of the All Ceylon Elle Federation in 2018 and 2019.
This is the first time that a Member of Parliament has represented Sri Lanka at a World Badminton Championship.