The members of the Susantha Sugath Kumara Karate Academy who are selected for the final selection posed for a photograph with their coach Seneth Malsara Rajapaksha standing third from right in the photograph. (Picture by Dilwin Mendis Moratuwa Sports Special Correspondent)
Sixteen year old Athlete, Volleyball player and Karate Black Belt First Dan holder and Member of the Sri Lanka Karate Team for South Asian Games Seneth Malsara Rajapaksha has brought honour and immense glory to his alma mater Dhammisara National School Nattandiya in Karate.
Seneth Malsara Rajapaksha
Seneth was born on 24th April 2006 and admitted to his present school in 2012 and the then Principal was R.W. Gunasekera and his first class teacher was Mrs. Priyanthi Herath. When he was in grade five he participated for the Inter House Athletic Meet in the under eleven relay event and came second and in the march past his house was victorious and in the following year participating in the Group Event they won the event and he was a member of the under eleven house Volleyball team and his team became champions and after that he did not partake in the above games and as his forte is Karate his parents Chaminda Rajapaksha and Anusha Fernando handed over their son to school Karate Coach Mr.Peter in 2015 and the Master in Charge was Mr. Danushka.
His first attempt was in 2015 and at the All Island under nine Kata Championship he did not come up to expectations and in 2011 in the under eleven event at the All Island Kumite Championship he won a Gold Medal and in the All Island Kumite 30th Championship he won a Bronze and in the Team event they won a Gold.
Then in 2017 in the All Island Kata 32nd Championship he won a Gold for Kata and in the Sunkukai Open Championship in the under 12 age group he won a Gold for Kumite and a Bronze for Kata and in 2018 Sri Lanka National Championship under 13 age group he won a Gold for Kumite and Best performance in Kata and at NWP27th Karate Championship he grabbed a Gold
and a Silver for Kumite and in the Puttalam District Meet he won a Gold for Kumite and Silver for Kata and at the GIMA-HA International Meet he won a Gold for Kumite at the under 13 age group and at the 1st Champions Karate Trophy he won another Gold for Kata and in the same year
Shihan-TakimotoYozo Cup Meet he won Golds for Kumite and Kata and in the Eleventh International Dokytyu Karate and Shotokan Open Championship he won a Gold for Kumite and a Silver in Kata. In 2019 at the 28th NWP Karate Meet he won a Gold for Kumite and a Bronze
for Kata and at the 7th Puttalam District Meet he won Golds for Kata and Kumite and at the GAETANO-PISANO Open Meet he won Golds for Kata and Kumite and won a Gold for GIMAHA 43rd Kumite Championship he won a Gold and SHIHAN TAKIMOTO YOZO Cup he won a Gold and at the 23rd SHIHAN TAKIMOTO YOZO Cup he won another Gold and at the KENSHO Karate Do 23rd Championship won a Gold for Kumite and a Bronze for Kata.
Then in 2020 at the Isku Online Indian Karate Chanpionship he won a Gold and at the Ekata National Championship he got the Best Performance and in 2021 Karate Virtual Meet in the Team Event with Nadun and Sathmina they got a Bronze and at the Global Virtual Meet he won Golds for Kata and Kumite And at the Victory International Virtual Meet he won a Bronze and at the Sri Lanka Karate Meet he won a Gold for Kumite and with all these performances he was selected for the Sri Lanka National Team for the forth coming Asian Tour and his Coaches are Susantha Sugath Kumara and Muditha Gunawardene and finally at the Sri Lanka schools Karate Meet he won a Silver and in the team event Best Performnace and his Perfect of Games is Keerthi Jayasekera.