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Passing of Asiri de Silva

It is with great sadness that I inform you all of the untimely passing of young Asiri De Silva from Sri Lanka .

We all remember that only a few weeks ago, young Asiri won the silver medal in the Junior 105+kg category at the Commonwealth Championships in Penang , Malaysia .

It is indeed a tragedy to lose this young man in the prime of his life.

On behalf of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation we extend our deepest sympathies to the De Silva family and also to the Sri Lankan Weightlifting Federation.

(Paul Coffa
General Secretary
Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation)