Another Sri Lankan athlete tests positive for a banned substance

May 23, Colombo: Another Sri Lankan athelete who won a medal at the last year’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi has failed a doping test.

Sri Lankan weight lifter Chinthana Geethal Vidanage has tested positive for a banned substance at the Asian Weightlifting Championship being held in China.

Vidanage won a silver medal in Weightlifting in 69 kg weight class at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Vidanage’s urine sample has tested positive during a routine test for steroids and if found guilty he will face a ban for six months in any form of the sport, the national news agency, Lankapuwath reported.

According to the report, the allegations are currently being investigated, with a temporary ban imposed on the athlete pending investigations.

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