M.M.Dhammika Harischandra, an Old Girl of Hurikaduwa Maha Vidyalaya is a Record breaking Woman weightlifter who has established Nineteen Sri Lankan Records at different weightlifting contests and at present she is attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force.
Dhammika established a Sri Lanka Record at the National Weightlifting contest in 2014 held at Welagedara Stadium. Kurunegala and before that in 2009 two Sri Lanka records in the same contest in snatch 71 Kgs. clean & jerk 81 Kgs. and a total of 152 Kgs. One Sri lanka record at the 38th National Sports Festival, Three Sri Lanka records in Snach 70 Kgs., clean & jerk 88 Kgs. and a total of 158 Kgs. at the 1st South asian Games held in Nepal. In the year 2012/13 three Sri Lanka records at the Defence Service Meet in the National Games. One Sri lanka record at the 40th National Games and two Sri Lanka records in Snatch 75 Kgs. Clean & Jerk 97 Kgs. and a total lift of 172 Kgs. One Sri Lanka record of lifting 98 Kgs.in clean & jerk at the 20th Commonwealth Games trials. 1st Runner-up at the National Weightlifting contest in 2015 and 3rd at the National Contest in 2016. 2nd place at the Shakthi Weightlifting Championship in 2016 establishing Three new records and also three Sri lankan records at the National Weightlifting contest in 2017. 1st place at the SL Novices Power Lifting Contest in 2016.
Dhammika has won the National Title in her weight class for fourteen consecutive years and in School she also excelled in Athletics, Netball, Volleyball, Baseball and Cricket. She started weightlifting in 2003 at the YMCA,Kandy under the Coaching of Athula Wijewickrema, former National Coach in Weightlifting.
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