Tilaka Jinadasa

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Tilaka Jinadasa
Personal information
NationalitySri Lankan
Born (1963-03-15) 15 March 1963 (age 60)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 metres hurdles
400 metres hurdles
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
South Asian Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1987 Calcutta 100 m hurdles

Deshabandu Kosgamage Tilaka Dhammika Jinadasa (born 15 March 1963) is a Sri Lankan former track and field athlete and netballer, and a netball coach. As an athlete, she specialised in hurdles competing in the 100 metres hurdles and 400 metres hurdles events. After her career as an athlete, she coached the Sri Lankan netball team and helped them win the 2009 and 2018 Asian Championships, before resigning in 2020. [1]

Jinadasa won gold at the 1987 South Asian Games in the same event. She held the Sri Lankan national record for the event at 14.38 seconds during that time. [2] She competed in the 100 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics. [3]

Jinadasa also coached the Brunei netball team between 2011 and 2018. [4]

She was awarded the title of Deshabandu by the President of Sri Lanka in the 1988 national honours for her contribution for sports. [5]

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