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Requests for ‘B’ sample

Boxer Indika rejects doping allegations

Boxer Indika Perera of Slimline SC rejected doping allegations and requested a ‘B’ sample test after a random urine sample taken from him during last year’s Clifford Cup boxing meet proved positive with anabolic steroids.

The ‘A’ urine test was done in an Indian laboratory and Indika was temporarily suspended from the sport soon after. He has requested for the ‘B’ test from the Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency (SLADA) yesterday.

Accordingly the ‘B’ test will be carried out during March 10-14.

Indika won the gold medal in the 49kg weight category at the Clifford Cup.

“If his ‘B’ test too is proved to be positive he stands to be banned for a maximum of four years ban,” said Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency Director-General Dr. Seewalee Jayawickrema.

“He has requested for the ‘B’ test, and that sample also proves to be positive with anabolic steroids as the ‘A’ sample he will face a disciplinary inquiry with SLADA.

According to World Anti Doping Agency rules his punishment can be extended to four years, Dr Jayawickrema explained.

The inquiry was attended by Indika’s coach Manju Wanniarachchi, Mahesh Dahanayaka with Nishantha Dharmadasa from Slimline SC and secretary of the Sri Lanka Amateur Boxing Association Gayan Dhananjaya.

This is the first time a Lankan boxer is charged with doping allegations after Manju Wanniarachchi was banned for two years when tested positive at the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he won a gold medal in the Bantam weight category.

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