Footballer’s body brought home
The remains of the Sri Lankan footballer, Yogendran Duckson Puslas was brought to Colombo on Wednesday from Male.
The Sri Lankan High Commission made arrangements to send the remains to the next of kin of the deceased and a post-mortem will be held in Colombo. The postmortem was not conducted in Male at the request of the wife of the deceased.
Puslas who is survived by his wife and two-year old son, was a Sri Lankan professional footballer who played as a defender for TC Sports Club and Sri Lanka national team. He was recognised as one of the stalwarts of Sri Lankan defence line-up.
The 31-year old Duckson was found dead in his apartment in Male, where he was residing, while being contracted by his club Valancia to compete in the Dhivehi Premier League Tournament.
The deceased hailed from Mannar and was a sports-loving personality. He opted to dribble the football at a very young age and was a pillar of strength in any team he represented manning the last line of defense.
He donned the New Young, Wennapuwa jersey during his club stint in many tournaments while also representing the national side for quite sometime.