Then he went on to represent the Sri Lanka national under 18 as well as under 20 seven a side teams and fifteen a side rugby team in the Junior Rugby Asiad with distinction. He also represented Sri Lanka senior national Sevens and fifteen a side rugby team.
He represented Kandy Sports Club and is presently turning out for Navy Sports Club in the inter club rugby tournament as an exceptional three quarter. Speaking to Daily News all the way from his home town Kandy, Chathura said “I used to watch lot of rugby matches since I was small and because of my family background and due to the enthusiasm my family has for the sport, made me to enter the world of sport”.
“I have been guided and supported by lot of people.mainly my mother, my wife Amanda Senaviratne and my two brothers, most importantly my coaches who guided me from a very young age till now – Rohitha Mendis , Ananda Kasthuriarachchi , Bilal Yusuf , Nilufer Ibrahim, Dev Anand and Anuranga Walpola, all my teammates that i have played together with so far and last but not least the old boys of St. Joseph’s College rugby committe. Hence I’m always grateful to all of them“.
“My two uncles (mothers older brothers) – Nalaka Weerakkody and Eranda Weerakkody being national rugby players made me choose rugby. Hence Ithought it was the most suitable game for me”.
“Throughout my life, my top priority is almighty God, my wife, my family and rugby”. “My most unforgettable incidents will always be the year we won the Milo President’s Trophy 2017 and representing Sri Lanka national rugby team. Hence those incidents will always be in my memory throughout my life as one of the most unforgettable incidents to date”.
“Whenever I have leisure time, I always go to sleep as much as possible. My favourite movie is Chak de India and my favourite actor is Dwayne Johnson”. “I like to go down south and it is my favourite destination”.
“My favourite rugby player is Rieko Ioane the centre and wing three quarter of the New Zealand All Blacks national rugby team”.
“Thus far my greatest accomplishment are winning the Asia under 18 rugby championship for the very first time in Sri Lanka’s rugby history, then scoring the match winning try and also becoming Man of the Tournament at the Milo President’s trophy in 2017”.
“In life I don’t compare myself to any other person, but I always like being my own self and I definitely do what I believe in only”. “I’ve got lot of compliments and received many positive comments. Hence I cant choose any specific one as such”.
“He likes to describe himself as a determined and positive person in life”. On a concluding note Chathura said “Giving glory to God I believe I have achieved a lot in life so far as a young man and there is more to come in the future as well”.