Sri Lanka at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Sri Lanka at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
CGF codeSRI
CGANational Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
Websiteolympic.lk
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors110 (50 men and 60 women) in 13 sports
Flag bearers Indika Dissanayake
Chamari Athapaththu
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
4
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Sri Lanka currently competes at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022.[1] This is Sri Lanka's 17th appearance at the Commonwealth Games.

On June 30, 2022 the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka announced a team of 114 athletes (54 men and 60 women).[2] For the first time ever, more women will compete than men.[3][4] On July 19, 2022, the table tennis team of four male athletes was withdrawn, meaning the final team size was 50 men and 60 women (110 total athletes) competing in 13 sports.[5][6]

Weightlifter Indika Dissanayake and cricketer Chamari Athapaththu were the country's flagbearers during the opening ceremony.[7][8]

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
3x3 basketball 4 4 8
Athletics 4 3 7
Badminton 4 2 6
Beach volleyball 2 2 4
Boxing 5 3 8
Cricket 15 15
Diving 1 0 1
Gymnastics 3 5 8
Judo 3 2 5
Rugby sevens 13 13 26
Squash 2 2 4
Swimming 1 1 2
Weightlifting 6 4 10
Wrestling 2 4 6
Total 50 60 110

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Palitha Bandara Athletics Men's discus throw F44/64 August 3
 Bronze Dilanka Isuru Kumara Weightlifting Men's 55 kg July 30
 Bronze Yupun Abeykoon Athletics Men's 100 metres August 3
 Bronze Nethmi Poruthotage Wrestling Women's freestyle 57 kg August 5

3x3 basketball

By virtue of its status as the top Commonwealth Asian nation in the respective FIBA 3x3 Federation Rankings for men and women (on 1 November 2021), Sri Lanka qualified for both tournaments.[9][10]

Summary
Team Event Preliminary round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM / PM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sri Lanka men Men's tournament  Scotland
L 9–16
 Kenya
L 18–21
 Canada
L 8–21
4 Did not advance 7
Sri Lanka women Women's tournament  Kenya
L 8–21
 Scotland
L 5–21
 Australia
L 2–21
4 Did not advance 8

Men's tournament

Roster

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  Scotland 3 3 0 52 43 +9 Direct to semi-finals
2  Canada 3 2 1 56 41 +15 Quarter-finals
3  Kenya 3 1 2 47 48 −1
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 3 35 58 −23
Source: Birmingham 2022
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
15:30
Sri Lanka  9–16  Scotland
Pts: Yogananthan 5 Pts: Malcolm 8

29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
19:30
Kenya  21–18  Sri Lanka
Pts: Juma 9 Pts: Yogananthan 13

31 July 2022 (2022-07-31)
15:30
Canada  21–8  Sri Lanka
Pts: Gill 8 Pts: Yogananthan 6

Women's tournament

Roster

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 63 26 +37 Direct to semi-finals
2  Scotland 3 2 1 45 40 +5 Quarter-finals
3  Kenya 3 1 2 50 44 +6
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 3 15 63 −48
Source: Birmingham 2022
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
15:30
Kenya  21–8  Sri Lanka
Pts: Indasi, Okot 8 Pts: N.Perera, R.Perera 3

29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
19:30
Scotland  21–5  Sri Lanka
Pts: Leonard 8 Pts: R.Perera 3

31 July 2022 (2022-07-31)
15:30
Sri Lanka  2–21  Australia
Pts: Morseth 2 Pts: Whittle 8

Athletics

On April 26, 2022, the Athletics Association of Sri Lanka named a team of eight athletes (four of each gender).[11][12] On June 1, 2022, Hiruni Wijayaratne was dropped from the team for unknown reasons.[13] Ushan Thiwanka later withdrew, citing a lack of preparation.[14] Para-athlete Palitha Bandara will also compete.[15]

On 3 August 2022, Yupun Abeykoon won the bronze medal after finishing the race in 10.14 seconds.[16] Abeykoon also became the first Sri Lankan to win a Commonwealth Games medal in athletics after 24 years since Sriyani Kulawansa and Sugath Thilakaratne's medal feats at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.[17] Abeykoon also became the first Sri Lankan to win a Commonwealth Games medal in either men's and women's 100m event.[18] During the heats, Abeykoon managed to set an all-time fastest ever timing in Commonwealth Games history in the heats after finishing with a timing of 10.06 seconds. The previous record in 100m men's heats record was held by Canada's Glenroy Gilbert who had finished his heat with a timing of 10.10 seconds during the 1994 Commonwealth Games.[19] His timing of 10.06 seconds earned him a spot in the semi-finals.[20][21] Yupun finished with a timing of 10.20 seconds semi-final which helped him to secure a berth into the final and was also the only Asian athlete to qualify for the final.[22]

Palitha Bandara claimed a silver medal in men's F42-44/61-64 discus throw final after clearing a distance of 44.20 meters garnering 944 points.[23][24][25] Bandara became the first Sri Lankan to win a Para Sports medal for Sri Lanka in Commonwealth Games history.[26]

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yupun Abeykoon Men's 100 m 10.06 1 Q 10.20 4 q 10.14 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Kalinga Kumarage Men's 400 m 46.53 4 q 47.00 7 Did not advance
Gayanthika Abeyratne Women's 800 m 2:01.20 PB 5 Did not advance
Women's 1500 m 4:16.97 7 Did not advance
Nilani Ratnayake Women's 3000 m steeplechase≤ 10:00.34 7
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Sumeda Ranasinghe Men's javelin throw 70.22 10
Palitha Bandara Men's discus throw F44/64 44.20 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Sarangi Silva Women's long jump 6.42 10 q 6.07 13

Badminton

On May 4, 2022, Badminton Sri Lanka named a team of eight athletes (four of each gender).[27] Sri Lanka's also qualified for the team event after being one of the top 14 nations in the BWF Ranking as of February 1, 2022.[28] The final team announcement dropped two women, meaning the final team size was six (four men and two women).[6]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Dumindu Abeywickrama Men's singles  Lubah (MRI)
W 2–1 (21–7, 20–22, 21–11)
 Cassar (MLT)
W 2–0 (21–11, 22–20)
 Kidambi (IND)
L 0–2 (9–21, 12–21)
Did not advance
Niluka Karunaratne  Attama (UGA)
W 2–0 (21–6, 21–6)
 Martin (BAR)
W 2–0 (21–6, 21–5)
 Teh (SGP)
L 0–2 (13–21, 11–21)
Did not advance
Suhasni Vidanage Women's singles Bye  Patel-Redfearn (ENG)
L 0–2 (11–21, 14–21)
Did not advance
Sachin Dias
Buwaneka Goonethilleka
Men's doubles  King /
Martin (BAR)
W 2–0 (21–12, 21–9)
 Nibal /
Rasheed (MDV)
W 2–0 (21–12, 21–8)
 Chan /
Tan (MAS)
L 0–2 (16–21, 12–21)
Did not advance
Sachin Dias
Thilini Hendahewa
Mixed doubles Bye  Lindeman /
Wu (CAN)
W 2–0 (21–11, 21–18)
 Summers /
Scholtz (RSA)
W 2–0 (21–18, 21–8)
 Ellis /
Smith (ENG)
L 0–2 (12–21, 19–21)
Did not advance
Mixed team
Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
 Sri Lanka Mixed team  Australia
W 3–2
 India
L 0–5
 Pakistan
W 4–1
2 Q  Malaysia
L 0–3
Did not advance
Squad
Group stage
Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  India 3 3 0 14 1 +13 28 2 +26 620 329 +291 3 Knockout stage
2  Sri Lanka 3 2 1 7 8 −1 14 16 −2 489 520 −31 2
3  Australia 3 1 2 6 9 −3 12 18 −6 514 546 −32 1
4  Pakistan 3 0 3 3 12 −9 6 24 −18 382 610 −228 0
Source: BWF
Quarterfinals

Beach volleyball

On 19 March 2022, Sri Lanka qualified in both the men's and women's tournaments. This was achieved by both teams winning the Asian Qualifiers that were held in Negombo, Sri Lanka.[32] This will be the first time Sri Lanka will be competing in the women's event.[33] The teams were officially deemed as qualified on April 26, 2022.[34][35]

Summary
Athletes Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Malinta Yapa
Ashen Rashmika
Men's  Dearing /
Schachter (CAN)
L 0–2 (13–21, 12–21)
 Jawo /
Jarra (GAM)
L 1–2 (14-21, 21–19, 15–9)
 Hodge /
Seabrookes (SKN)
W 2–0 (21–11, 21–11)
3 Q  Burnett /
McHugh (AUS)
L 1–2 (21–16, 16–21, 9–15)
Did not advance
Deepika Bandara
Chaturika Weerasinghe
Women's  Artacho /
Clancy (AUS)
L 0–2 (10–21, 12–21)
 Konstantopoulou /
Nyström (CYP)
L 0–2 (8–21, 10–21)
 Armstrong /
Chase (TTO)
W WO
3 Q  Humana-Paredes /
Pavan (CAN)
L 0–2 (9–21, 11–21)
Did not advance

Men's tournament

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  DearingSchachter (CAN) 3 3 0 6 6 1 6.000 137 96 1.427 Quarterfinals
2  JawoJarra (GAM) 3 2 1 5 5 3 1.667 149 118 1.263
3  YapaRashmika (SRI) 3 1 2 4 3 4 0.750 111 119 0.933 Ranking of third-placed teams
4  HodgeSeabrookes (SKN) 3 0 3 3 0 6 0.000 62 126 0.492


31 July 2022
14:30
 DearingSchachter (CAN) 2–0  YapaRashmika (SRI) Smithfield
(21–13, 21–12)
Report

2 August 2022
19:00
 JawoJarra (GAM) 2–1  YapaRashmika (SRI) Smithfield
(21–14, 19–21, 15–9)
Report

4 August 2022
19:00
 HodgeSeabrookes (SKN) 0–2  YapaRashmika (SRI) Smithfield
(11–21, 11–21)
Report
Quarterfinals
5 August 2022
12:00
 YapaRashmika (SRI) 1–2  BurnettMcHugh (AUS) Smithfield
(21–16, 16–21, 9–15)
Report

Women's tournament

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  ArtachoClancy (AUS) 3 3 0 6 6 0 MAX 126 62 2.032 Quarterfinals
2  KonstantopoulouNyström (CYP) 3 2 1 5 4 2 2.000 111 84 1.321
3  BandaraWeerasinghe (SRI) 3 1 2 4 2 4 0.500 40 84 0.476 Ranking of third-placed teams
4  ArmstrongChase (TTO) 3 0 3 3 0 6 0.000 37 126 0.294
Qualified for the Quarterfinals
31 July 2022
14:30
 ArtachoClancy (AUS) 2–0  BandaraWeerasinghe (SRI) Smithfield
(21–10, 21–12)
Report

2 August 2022
19:00
 KonstantopoulouNyström (CYP) 2–0  BandaraWeerasinghe (SRI) Smithfield
(21–8, 21–10)
Report

4 August 2022
19:00
 ArmstrongChase (TTO) 0–2  BandaraWeerasinghe (SRI) Smithfield
INJ
Report
Quarterfinals
5 August 2022
21:00
 Humana-ParedesPavan (CAN) 2–0  BandaraWeerasinghe (SRI) Smithfield
(21–9, 21–11)
Report

Boxing

Sri Lanka entered eight boxers (five men and three women).[6]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Vidanalange Bandara 51 kg  Macdonald (ENG)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Rukmal Prasanna 54 kg  Hassan (KEN)
W 3–2
 Mensah (GHA)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Jeewantha Nisshanka 57 kg Bye  Allicock (GUY)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Sanjeewa Bandara 63.5 kg  Tyers (ENG)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Niklas Vittalis 71 kg Bye  Ah Tong (SAM)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Nadeeka Pushpakumari 48 kg  Modukanele (BOT)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Keshani Hansika 50 kg Bye  McNaul (NIR)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Sajeewani Coorey 57 kg  Mehreen (PAK)
W 5–0
 Mnguni (RSA)
L RSC
Did not advance

Cricket

Sri Lanka secured its place in the tournament by winning the Commonwealth Games Qualifier on 24 January 2022.[36][37] The final roster of 15 athletes was named on July 19, 2022.[38]

Summary
Team Event Group stage Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sri Lanka women Women's tournament  England
L by 5 wickets
 New Zealand
L by 45 runs
 South Africa
L by 10 wickets
4 Did not advance
Roster
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1  England 3 3 0 0 6 1.826
2  New Zealand 3 2 1 0 4 0.068
3  South Africa 3 1 2 0 2 1.118
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 −2.805
30 July 2022
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
106/9 (20 overs)
v
 England
109/5 (17.1 overs)
Nilakshi de Silva 25 (28)
Sophie Ecclestone 3/25 (4 overs)
Alice Capsey 44 (45)
Inoka Ranaweera 3/29 (4 overs)
England Women won by 5 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Eloise Sheridan (Aus) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Alice Capsey (Eng)
  • Sri Lanka Women won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Katherine Brunt (Eng) played in her 100th WT20I.[39]

2 August 2022
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
147/7 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
102/8 (20 overs)
Suzie Bates 34 (32)
Inoka Ranaweera 3/30 (4 overs)
Nilakshi de Silva 36 (35)
Hayley Jensen 3/5 (4 overs)
New Zealand Women won by 45 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Eloise Sheridan (Aus) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Hayley Jensen (NZ)
  • New Zealand Women won the toss and elected to bat.

4 August 2022
11:00
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
46 (17.1 overs)
v
 South Africa
47/0 (6.1 overs)
Chamari Athapaththu 15 (29)
Nadine de Klerk 3/7 (4 overs)
Tazmin Brits 21* (21)
South Africa Women won by 10 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Claire Polosak (Aus) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Nadine de Klerk (SA)
  • South Africa Women won the toss and elected to field.

Diving

Sri Lanka entered one male diver.[40]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Dulanjan Fernando 1 m springboard 188.15 11 Q 232.50 11
3 m springboard 217.95 15 Did not advance

Gymnastics

Sri Lanka's gymnastics team consisted of eight athletes (three men and five women).[6]

Artistic

Sri Lanka's artistic gymnastics team consisted of seven athletes (three men and four women).[6]

Men
Team Final & Individual Qualification
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Ruchira Fernando Team 11.200 12.000 10.250 13.150 11.250 10.700 68.550 20 Q
Malin Fernando Did not start
Hansa Kumarasinghege 9.050 4.150 10.100
Total 11.200 21.050 14.400 23.250 11.250 10.700 91.850 10
Individual Finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Ruchira Fernando All-around 10.000 12.400 10.450 10.650 11.850 9.700 65.050 16
Women
Team Final & Individual Qualification
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F
Milka Gehani Team 12.800 12.000 9.770 10.650 45.200 19 Q
Kaushini Gamage 11.400 7.000 8.000 7.850 34.250 29
Amaya Kalukottage 11.900 7.150 8.550 8.750 36.350 27
Kumudi Abeyratne 10.350 5.500 9.100 7.350 32.300 30
Total 36.100 26.150 27.400 27.250 116.900 8
Individual Finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F
Milka Gehani All-around DNS 10.500 10.550 DNS DNF

Rhythmic

Sri Lanka entered one rhythmic gymnast.[6]

Individual Qualification
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
Anna-Marie Ondaatje Qualification 23.600 21.850 23.200 21.900 90.550 22

Judo

Sri Lanka entered five judoka (three men and two women).[41]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Priyankara Wimukthi Men's 60 kg  Munro (SCO)
L 00–10
Did not advance =9
Chamara Repiyallage Men's 73 kg  Lekoko (BOT)
W 10s1–00s2
 Connolly (GAM)
L 00s1–10s1
Did not advance  Green (NIR)
L 00s1–10
Did not advance =7
Rajitha Pushpakumara Men's 81 kg  Connolly (NZL)
L 00–10
Did not advance =9
Chamila Marappulige Women's 48 kg  Barnikel (WAL)
L 00–10
Did not advance 9
Hiruni Withana Women's +78 kg  Tracy Durhone (MRI)
L 00―10
Did not advance 9

Rugby sevens

As of 28 November 2021, Sri Lanka qualified for both the men's and women's tournaments, for a total of 26 athletes (13 per gender). This was achieved after the country was the top ranked eligible nation during the 2021 Asia Rugby Sevens Series[42] and 2021 Asia Rugby Women's Sevens Series respectively.[43] The women's team will be making its Commonwealth Games debut.[43]

Summary
team Event Preliminary round Quarterfinal / CQ Semifinal / CS Final / BM / PF
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sri Lanka men Men's tournament  New Zealand
L 5–63
 England
L 19–47
 Samoa
L 0–44
4  Uganda
L 19–38
 Zambia
W 27–14
 Jamaica
L 24–26
14
Sri Lanka women Women's tournament  England
L 0–57
 New Zealand
L 0–60
 Canada
L 0–74
4  Scotland
L 0–58
 South Africa
L 0–52
8

Men's tournament

Sri Lanka's men's team faced Uganda in a placement round match.
Roster

The roster was officially named on April 25, 2022.[44]

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 102 22 +80 9 Advance to Quarter-finals
2  Samoa 3 2 0 1 99 19 +80 7
3  England 3 1 0 2 47 77 −30 5 Advance to classification Quarter-finals
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 24 154 −130 3
Source: Birmingham2022
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.


29 July 2022
11:12
New Zealand  63–5  Sri Lanka
Try: Curry 1' c
McGarvey-Black (2) 2' c, 8' c
Molia (2) 4' c, 13' c
Webber 5' c
Collier 9' c
Rokolisoa 10' c
Tangitau 14' c
Con: McGarvey-Black (5/5) 1', 2', 4', 6', 8'
Rokolisoa (4/4) 10', 11', 13', 14'
Report Try: Ratwatte 6' m
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Ben Breakspear (Wales)

29 July 2022
19:42
England  47–19  Sri Lanka
Try: Kerr (2) 1' m, 6' c
Adamson (2) 4' c, 14' c
Bowen 6' c
Homer 8' c
Emery 13' c
Con: Roddick (5/6) 5', 6', 7', 9', 14'
Emery (1/1) 13'
Cards: Adamson Yellow card 7'
Roddick Yellow card 11'
Report Try: Sooriyabandara 7' c
A. Ratwatte 8' c
Kudachchige 10' m
Con: Sooriyabandara (1/2) 7'
N. Ratwatte (1/1) 8'

30 July 2022
11:12
Samoa  44–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Scanlan (4) 1' m, 4' m, 5' m, 6' m
Opetai 7' c
Sione 8' c
Niue 10' m
Onosai 14' m
Con: Purcell (1/5) 9'
Leitufia (1/3) 7'
Report
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Talal-Azmat Chaudhry (Canada)
Classification quarterfinals
30 July 2022
18:58
Uganda  38–19  Sri Lanka
Try: Wokorach 3' c
Ofoyrowth 4' c
Munyani 7' m
Okorach (3) 9' m, 10' c, 11' c
Con: Wokorach (4/6) 3', 4', 10', 12'
Cards: Munyani Yellow card 3'
Report Try: Kudachchige 1' c
Sooriyabandara 5' c
Raffaideen 14' m
Con: Sooriyabandara (2/3) 2', 6'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
13th-16th semifinals
31 July 2022
10:52
Sri Lanka  27–14  Zambia
Try: N. Ratwatte (2) 3' m, 8' m
Chandradas 7' m
Kudachchige 10' m
A. Ratwatte 13' c
Con: N. Ratwatte (0/1)
A. Ratwatte (0/1)
Hapugoda (1/3) 13'
Report Try: Mwewa 5' c
Chimbukulu 12' c
Con: Mukosa (1/1) 5'
Mbalwe (1/1) 12'
Cards: Bwalya Yellow card 7'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Ben Breakspear (Wales)
13th place match
31 July 2022
18:44
Jamaica  26–24  Sri Lanka
Try: Caton-Brown (2) 1' c, 8' c
Smith 6' m
Edie 10' c
Con: Roy-Smith (3/4) 1', 8', 11'
Report Try: N. Ratwatte 3' c
Hettiarachchi 7' m
Kudachchige 9' c
Hapugoda 14' c
Con: Hapugoda (1/2) 4'
N. Ratwatte (2/2) 9', 14'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Finlay Brown (Scotland)

Women's tournament

Roster

The roster was officially named on April 25, 2022.[44]

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 143 14 +129 9 Semi-finals
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 107 64 +43 7
3  England 3 1 0 2 83 64 +19 5 Classification semi-finals
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 0 191 −191 3
Source: Birmingham2022
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.


29 July 2022
09:44
England  57–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Boatman (4) 1' c, 2' c, 4' c, 7' m
Wilson-Hardy 6' c
Maude (2) 8' m, 10' c
Torley 12' c
Crompton 14' m
Con: Maude (5/7) 1', 3', 5', 6', 11'
Torley (1/1) 12'
Norman-Bell (0/1)
Report

29 July 2022
18:14
New Zealand  60–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Fluhler (2) 1' c, 3' c
Blyde (6) 2' m, 5' m, 6' c, 7' m, 10' m, 13' m
Hotham 8' c
Nathan-Wong 9' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (5/10) 1', 3', 6', 8', 9'
Report

30 July 2022
09:44
Canada  74–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Scurfield (5) 1' m, 3' m, 5' c, 6' m, 8' m
De Couvreur (2) 4' c, 7' c
Farella 8' c
Levale 10' c
Logan 11' m
Wardley (2) 12' c, 14' c
Con: Nicholas (5/8) 4', 5', 7', 9', 10'
Apps (2/3) 13', 14'
Report
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Ashleigh Murray-Pretorius (South Africa)
Classification semifinals
30 July 2022
17:52
Scotland  58–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Lloyd (4) 1' m, 6' c, 7' c, 8' m
Thomson 1' m
Gaffney (2) 2' c, 10' m
Campbell 4' c
Sinclair 9' m
Mattinson 12' m
Con: Thomson (4/9) 3', 5', 6', 7'
Smith (0/1)
Report Cards: Kanchana Yellow card 2'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Holly Wood (England)
Seventh place match
31 July 2022
18:00
South Africa  52–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Jacobs (3) 1' c, 12' c, 14' m
Lategan (3) 2' c, 3' m, 5' c
Masuku (2) 7' c, 11' c
Con: Snyders (4/5) 1', 3', 5', 7'
Shongwe (2/3) 11', 12'
Report

Squash

Sri Lanka's four member squash team (two men and two women) was named on July 3, 2022.[45]

Singles
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ravindu Laksiri Men's singles  Wiltshire (GUY)
W 3–1
 Lobban (SCO)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Shameel Wakeel  Simpson (BAR)
W 3–2
 Ghosal (IND)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Chanithma Sinaly Women's singles Bye  Bunyan (CAN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Yeheni Kuruppu  Khalil (GUY)
W 3–2
 Kennedy (ENG)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Doubles
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ravindu Laksiri
Shameel Wakeel
Men's doubles  Wiltshire /
Khalil (GUY)
W 2–0
 Dowling /
Pilley (AUS)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Chanithma Sinaly
Yeheni Kuruppu
Women's doubles  Kuruvilla /
Singh (IND)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Shameel Wakeel
Chanithma Sinaly
Mixed doubles  Zafar /
Iqbal (PAK)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Ravindu Laksiri
Yeheni Kuruppu
 Chinappa /
Sandhu (IND)
L 1–2
Did not advance

Swimming

Sri Lanka entered two swimmers (one per gender).[40]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Akalanka Peiris Men's 50 m backstroke 26.15 21 Did not advance
Men's 50 m butterfly 24.89 22 Did not advance
Ganga Senavirathne Women's 100 m backstroke 1:06.17 20 Did not advance
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:26.63 10 Did not advance

Weightlifting

At the conclusion of the rankings period on February 28, 2022, Sri Lanka qualified ten weightlifters (six men and four women).[46][47] Arshika Vijaybaskar later received a reallocated quota spot, increasing the team to 11 athletes (six men and five women).[48][49] However, Vijaybaskar was not on the final team list.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total (kg) Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Dilanka Isuru Kumara 55 kg 105 3 120 3 225 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Thilanka Palangasinghe 61 kg 100 6 DNS DNF
Chaturanga Lakmal 67 kg 119 4 140 6 259 5
Indika Dissanayake 73 kg 133 4 NM DNF
Chinthana Vidanage 81 kg 127 9 155 10 282 9
Ushan Charuka +109 kg 138 9 175 8 313 8
Women
Athlete Event Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total (kg) Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Srimali Samarakoon 49 kg 65 8 87 7 152 8
Chamari Warnakulasuriya 55 kg 70 8 94 6 164 7
Chathurika Priyanthi 87 kg 81 7 111 6 192 7
Trimalee Haputenne +87 kg 89 7 110 8 199 8

Wrestling

On April 11, 2022, the Wrestling Federation of Sri Lanka selected six wrestlers (two men and four women) to compete at the games.[50][51] A sixth wrestler, Shanith Chathuranga, scheduled to compete in the 74 kg, left the athletes village, and was believed to have fled.[52] Nethmi Poruthotage won a bronze medal in the Women's 57 kg event, marking the country's first ever medal in the sport of wrestling and becoming the youngest ever Sri Lankan medalist at the Commonwealth Games.[53]

Freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Suresh Fernando Men's 86 kg  Marianne (MRI)
W 2–0 (VFA)
 Moore (CAN)
L 0–10 (VSU)
Did not advance 8
Nethmi Poruthotage Women's 57 kg Bye  Essombe (CMR)
W (VFO)
 Malik (IND)
L 0–10 (VSU)
 Symeonidis (AUS)
W 10–0 (VSU)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Sachini Weraduwage Women's 62 kg  Kolawole (NGR)
L 0–10 (VSU)
Did not advance 7
Athlete Event Group Stage Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shriyanthika Sinhala Pedi 50 kg  Genesis (NGR)
L 1–12 (VSU1)
 Parks (CAN)
L 0–12 (VSU)
3 Did not advance 5
Athlete Event Nordic Round Robin Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Record
W/L
Chamodya Maduravalage Don 53 kg  Phogat (IND)
L 0–4 (VFA)
 Stewart (CAN)
L 2–12 (VSU1)
 Adekuoroye (NGR)
L 0–10 (VSU)
0–3 4

Concerns and controversies

The participation of Sri Lanka at the games came at a critical juncture, especially with Sri Lanka facing its worst financial and economic crisis since independence. The athletes who are competing had endured severe difficulties to move on with their usual lifestyles and faced constraints with regard to training due to fuel shortages.[54][55][56][57]

There were concerns raised by citizens and critics over Sri Lanka sending huge number of athletes for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at a time when Sri Lanka is in dire situation and foreign exchange crisis. Sri Lanka Cricket stepped in voluntarily during the need of the hour by financing the accommodation and travelling costs and expenses of participants and officials worth LKR 20 million.[58]

As of 4 August 2022, at least 3 members of the Sri Lankan contingent are reportedly missing from the villages including a female judoka and a male wrestler.[59][60] Sri Lankan administrators had asked its athletes and officials to hand over their passports ever since the news broke out regarding missing competitors.[61][62]

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