Mihiliya Methsarani

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Mihiliya Methsarani
Nickname(s)Squash Queen of Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Born (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 25)
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Highest ranking208 (April 2016)
Medal record
Women's squash
Representing  Sri Lanka
South Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 India Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Nepal Team
Asian Youth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Nanjing Singles
Last updated: October 2017.

Mihiliya Methsarani (born 15 January 1998) is a Sri Lankan female squash player. She has represented Sri Lanka in international competitions such as Asian Youth Games, South Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and has won medals. Currently, she is considered as Sri Lanka's best squash player.[1][2][3]

Methsarani has won the National Squash Championship of Sri Lanka six times (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018).[4] Her secondary education and training was at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya.

Mihiliya Methsarani qualified to compete for Sri Lanka at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which was her second Commonwealth Games appearance for Sri Lanka.[5] During the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she became the first Sri Lankan squash player ever to qualify for a final round of an international squash tournament after qualifying for the plate final round during the women's singles event.[6][7] In the plate final of the women's singles during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she lost to Meagan Best of Barbados 1–3.[8]

In 2018, Mihiliya enrolled at Mount Holyoke College, where she plays on the intercollegiate squash team, and is known by the name of Mihiliya Kalahe Arachchige.


  1. ^ "Mihiliya-Fathoum in squash final showdown". 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ https://www.pressreader.com/sri-lanka/sunday-times-sri-lanka/20170409/282102046530259. Retrieved 2017-10-24 – via PressReader. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  4. ^ "In full swing". Daily News. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  5. ^ "Squash | Athlete Profile: Mihiliya METHSARANI - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^ "CWG18; Mihiliya Methsarani into the plate Final". ThePapare.com. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  7. ^ "Mihiliya Methsarani qualified for plate final @ 2018 CWG". Sunday Times. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  8. ^ "Squash | Results Women's Plate Final - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.

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