Navy contestant wins two medals for Sri Lanka at 15th Asia-Pacific Shitoryu Karate Championship


Able Seaman ADNS Ariyarathna of Sri Lanka Navy, won a Silver medal and a Bronze medal at the 15th Asia-Pacific Shithoriu Karate Championship which was kicked off in Jakarta, Indonesia from 20th to 27th November.

During the event, Able Seaman Ariyarathna who was qualified for the final round under 55 kg in the Kumite style, defeating Hong Kong and Indian contestants respectively, finished it to 8-6 marks gap after a honing fight with Nepal player. Accordingly, he was crowned the silver medal for Best loser and he contributed to win the Bronze medal for qualifying to the semi finals in the Kumite group event, which brought glory to Sri Lanka.