Manju brings honour to Vidyartha
Oct 18, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Manju Dinesh Kumara Wanniarachchi who rewrote Sri Lanka’s boxing history by winning a gold medal for the bantamweight category at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in New Delhi is a product of Vidyartha College, Kandy. Born on December 2, 1979 Manju Wanniarachchi entered Vidyartha College for his education. Almost at the same time with me, I can still recall how he dressed as a boxer and participated in a funny dress competition at the Inter-house Sports Meet held at the school in 1986.
He was only seven years old and no one would have ever thought that he would grow up to conquer the world as a real boxer.