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Manju to challenge testing procedure

Nov 15, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Kalinga Indatissa, Attorney-at-Law representing Manju Wanniarachchi in the doping test inquiry held in New Delhi on November 12 took up the position that the chain of custody of the sample of urine taken soon after the Bantam Weight finals had not been properly maintained as per WADA rules. Any doping test sample had to have a report on a chain of custody to ensure that were no malpractices in the testing. The Sri Lankan hero of the New Delhi Commonwealth games was represented by Indatissa who took up this contention with many other issues. Manju Wanniarachchi who won the gold medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in New Delhi was subjected for a doping test around 15 minutes after receiving the Gold Medal on October 13, 2010. A few days later he was informed by the Commonwealth Games Federation that the ’A’ sample had been analysed by the National Doping Testing Laboratory (NDTL) of New Delhi, and that the sample was found to contain metabolites of Nandrolone, a prohibited substance.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/11/16/spo21.asp