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Himasha tests positive for doping

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Former Sri Lanka and South Asia 100m record-holder Himasha Eashan has been suspended from track and field activities after being found positive for using a banned substance.

This is the second time that Eashan tested positive for a banned substance. The first instance occurred in 2012, when he was a minor and was given a one-year ban, which was brought down to 9 months following an appeal.

Eashan’s out-of-competition sample was collected on October 26 at the Narahenpita Army Quarters in Colombo, which has now tested positive for substances that were included in the 2021 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list.

He has been called for a hearing on November 15 at the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency (SLADA), where further inquiries will be carried out before further legal proceedings. (D.R)

Friday, December 10, 2021 – 01:00

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