Bandula Gamage boxing coach par excellence
Bandula Vithana Gamage, who is a chief inspector of Police in Kandy, is a product of St. Sylvester’s College, is giving his best for boxing, He guided his school to win the T.B. Jayah competition after many years this time with a sterling performance and now he is under serious training of his boxers to do well in the Stubbs Shield meet. His contribution for boxing as boxer and coach is highly appreciated. He did his job well in the ring as a boxer and every meet he boxed he shone and knocked out top boxers to win. He was Police Junior National boxer and boxing coach and was one time President of the Sri Lanka Amateur Boxing Coaches Association. . He is renowned for disclosing his technical secrets and strength-training regiments, which helped him,achieve the power he holds today. He now serves as a top class boxing coach, guiding boxers to numerous school and club events and competitions.
Bandula Vithana Gamage is one of the top and fearless boxers produced by St. Sylvester’s College, he won colours at St. Sylvester’s College, Police, Central Province, the YMCA and at the nationals .He started his boxing coaching career at St.Sylvester’s in the late 1980’s during his tenure as the boxing coach his alma mater won the plum Stubbs Shield,L.V. Jayaweera Memorial Shield, T.B. Jayah Trophy and the Junior Nationals severaLtimes. Later he coached Peradeniya Central College and within five months of his taking over the coaching the school won the L.V.Jayweera Memorial Boxing Championship. Bandulla is a true boxing technician with years of boxing experience in and out of the ring.
Apart from his coaching he has also won the Clifford Cup and Layton Cup events for the Sri Lanka Police. In the year 2005 within 10 months of his taking over as the coach, Sri Lanka Police won five Best boxers and four best losers trophies together with 14 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 18 bronze medals at various championships. . He was the Police boxing coach from 1995 to 2000 and was also the Assistant National Boxing coach for the Sri Lanka team for the SAF Games in1999.
That year Sri Lanka won one gold medal, two silver medals and six bronze medals. While serving in Trincomalee district, he introduced boxing to Kantale and later to Nuwara Eliya schools and produced the Stubbs Shield ‘Best Boxer’from Kantale Agrobodhi National School in 2002.