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INDRAPALA Charitha Nirmala Buddika
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sri Lanka   
GenderMen
Age35
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42
Further Personal Information
Residence
Anuradhapura, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
Sinhala
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
"When I was at school my hobby was athletics, especially the long jump, so I started again after my injury."
Club / Team
Commando Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Rohitha Fernando, from 2016
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in long jump at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sri Lankan Para athlete Anil Prasanna Jayalath. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan Para athlete Anil Prasanna Jayalath. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He and Nuwan Indika Maththaka Gamage were named Best Athletes of the 2019 Sri Lankan Para Athletics Championships. (sundayobserver, 08 Sep 2019)
Impairment
His leg was amputated after he suffered an injury in 2009 while serving in the Sri Lankan Army. (army.lk, 12 Oct 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2019 Long Jump T63  NoM
8 2019 High Jump T63 1.59
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 200m T42/63 26.59
1 2018 Long Jump T42/61/63 5.37
5 2018 High Jump T42/63 1.55