Bandara the four times National champion and South Asian Games silver medalist represented Polonnaruwa Weightlifting Association received 51 votes while his opponent H.A Priyantha couldn’t get a single vote .
Meanwhile Nishantha Ghanaprakasham was elected Secretary and Chamindra Ratnayake as Assistant Secretary post (uncontested )
Following are the new officials of the Weightlifting Federation
President – Asoka Bandara
Secretary – Nishantha Ghanaprakasham, Vice Presidents – K. A Kumaradasa,A K. U. P. S Kumara ,W.A Thamel, H.Y.S Rupasena, K.C Silva Assistant Secretary– Chamindra Ratnayake, Treasurer – A.S.D.N Anuruddha.