Wanniarachchi to be investigated after test
Manju Wanniarachchi having denied taking any performance enhancing drugs, had said that he had competed in two international meet during this year. In fact he won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Championships held just a few months ago.
Now the NOC has requested for a second test of Wanniarachchi’s ‘B’ sample within the next week. This sample will be accompanied by the boxer and a doctor from Sri Lanka and the sample will be opened in their presence.
Dr. Geethanjana Mendis said that an investigation would be held after the report on the B sample is received in Sri Lanka. Until then the course of action to be taken would be decided.
The Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) of Sri Lanka is saddened by the circumstances and disappointed should it be found that the doctor who administered the injections has actually given the banned substance through negligence and professional misconduct.