State-run national newspaper DailyNews reported that the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) confirmed that Italy-based Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon and Nilani Ratnayake (3,000m steeplechase) have qualified to compete at the Tokyo Olympics next month.

The other Sri Lankans who have already qualified for the Olympics are Mathilda Karlsson (equestrian), Milka Gehani (gymnastics), Tehani Egodawela (shooting), Niluka Karunaratne (badminton) and Chamara Dharmawardena (judo). Meanwhile, two swimmers, Aniqah Gaffoor (100m butterfly) and Matthew Abeysinghe (100m freestyle) are on board but are waiting for the final confirmation from the FINA.

ThePapare Website also reported that Yupun Abeykoon and Nilani Rathnayaka are set to complete Sri Lanka’s squad of nine athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will be held from July 23 to August 8.